agape gift market

november 11-12, 2023

saturday 9am-4pm & sunday 10am-1pm

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Disaster Relief , Local & Global Missions

Our AGAPE Gift Market team is busy planning for our 2023 market and all vendor spaces have been filled!

Thank you for the support of our 2022 market; Here’s a recap with history from prior markets!

We want to thank you for your support of the AGAPE Gift Market and mini markets in November/December. Whether you purchased items, donated items, helped create items for us to sell, made lefse, assembled food items or volunteered your time-we are most grateful!

The market was a great success! In total, we had net profits of over $26,400 to donate out to support Disaster Relief, Local & Global Mission efforts. There was also  additional ministry impact of almost $7,400  which supported Dorcas Circle mission efforts, Quilters ministry, Seeds of Hope University fund, Resurrection Lutheran Church (El Salvador building project), Trinity Preschool, Bricks to Bread, Interfaith Outreach, Salem Lutheran Church – Mpls (partner church), Peruvian orphanage, and Opportunity International Colombia project. The disbursement of the $26,400 net profits supported the following: 

  • Local – Orono and Westonka Schools (helping low income/homeless families); Salem Lutheran Church (partner church of Trinity in Mpls, to support community outreach work), Interfaith Outreach & WeCan (supporting families in the local communities), and Washburn Center for Children (supporting children’s mental health).
  • Disaster Relief  – Lutheran Disaster Response (Hurricane Ian)
  • Global  – Lutheran Church in El Salvador (supporting families with food and supplies for new roof for 10 families affected by Tropical storm Julia)

AGAPE Market Impact 2006-2022– Total Funds Distributed $240,666
Local: $81,889 Global: $76,877 Disaster Relief $37,433 Other Ministries $44,468

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2006-2011 Markets featured product from Ten Thousand Villages, benefitting global artisans

2012 Market was Mission Festival including visit from San Pablo church leaders (Argentina)

2013 Market was focused on El Salvador mission efforts– Resurrection Church build, Seeds of Hope, San Pablo (sister church)

2014 Market was first Market with same format as today, with 2020 Market curtailed due to Covid-19

AGAPE Gift Market Team: Terrie Allen, Eleana Bann, Ruth Bash, Sharon Bergh, Cari Bullemer, Jill Cornell, Melanie DeLuca, Linda Koltes, Jennifer Larson, Resa Larson, Barb Lohmann, Stephanie Maki, Cheryl Miller, Judy Platt-Nelson, Laurann Patterson, Karen Pederson, Jill Pugh, Chris Sweeney, Susan Vickerman, Barb Whitney