For over a decade, Bower Hill Community Church has served Fair Trade coffee and tea during Fellowship Time and church events. Congregation members are also able to purchase coffee, tea, and cocoa. Our coffee, teas, and cocoa are all from Equal Exchange worker cooperatives. Through Equal Exchange, small-scale farmers not only receive a significantly larger share of the profits, but also have a say in how the organization is run. The cooperative profits are returned to their communities, and the communities decide whether their share of the profits will help build a school, a community health center or address another community need. PCUSA’s Enough for Everyone Program has collaborated with Equal Exchange since 2001.
If you haven’t already, please consider purchasing some of our Fair Trade products. Coffee is $8.00 per 12 ounce bag or box of 12 single serve cups. Teas are $4.00 for a box of 20 tea bags and cocoa is $6.00 per can. Each Sunday the Equal Exchange cart is located on the way from the sanctuary to Fellowship Hall. We operate on the honor system for payment. Pick up your coffee, tea, or cocoa and place your check or cash in the offering plate marked “Coffee/Tea/Cocoa” or drop it off in the office if you happen to be at church during the week. Many thanks to all who have supported this project! Fair Trade products are a great way to help small scale farmers around the world support their families with pride and dignity.