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Welcome to our Online shopping for the Good Gifts Christmas FaiR from December 1-25, 2021!

THANK YOU for your interest in supporting United Lutheran Church's Annual Good Gifts Christmas Fair! Below you will find the specific causes we are supporting this year with a brief description of each one.

 

**We are excited to announce that we have received a gift of $5,000 from the United

Lutheran Church Foundation, as well as matching funds supporting Moringe Sokoine

Secondary School in Monduli, Tanzania. The matching funds are being given by a group

of people who have travelled to Tanzania in the past, and are given in honor of and in

loving memory of JoAnn Cory. JoAnn is the founder of the Christmas Fair, the power

behind it all. She was a fellow traveler to Tanzania in 2013.

 

Once you are ready to make your purchases, please click on the CHECK OUT button that will take you to a secure site to complete your purchase. There is a CHECK OUT button located at the bottom of this page as well.

If you would like to give as gifts, insert cards are available to print out at the bottom of each description by clicking HERE as indicated. If you would like us to send you the insert cards, please contact the church office by phone (701-775-4279) or by email at reception@unitedgf.org.

If you would prefer to print out the order form and send in your order by mail, please click HERE for the Order Form or at the link provided below. Please contact the church office with any questions at reception@unitedgf.org

Thank you for your interest in our Good Gifts Christmas Fair. 

 

Happy shopping! 

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South Sudan Lutheran Ministry

South Sudan Lutheran Ministry

On July 9, 2011 South Sudan became an independent nation in Africa.  This is an area that has suffered from civil war and drought, leaving people lacking food and medical care.

 

In 2016, the ELCA Global Mission began construction on Reconciliation Church Community Center and Clinic in Juba, South Sudan. This was to be a place for worship, classes, and clinic for people of the area.    It soon became apparent that there was a great need for women’s health care.  A maternity ward was needed and also a fistula program developed to provide surgery, healing, and wholeness to women suffering from vaginal fistulas.

 

This truly is a gift of new life to women living in a new country.

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$50/Full Cost 

Insert cards are a good way to share your gift with others describing the gift given in their honor. If you would like to print them out, click HERE

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Hospital Gifts - Tanzania

Medical Education Scholarships

The Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre and Selian Hospital in Arusha, Tanzania provide health care to people from all walks of life. Their mission is to serve, treat, and minister to the whole person, in body, mind and spirit. 

A fund has been established to proved further education for the employees of these institutions; to cultivate leaders and give the nurses, doctors and others the opportunity to grow and enable them to serve more fully. 

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$50/Share

Insert cards are a good way to share your gift with others describing the gift given in their honor. If you would like to print them out, click HERE

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Hospital Gifts - Tanzania

Shipping Cost of Medical Supplies to Tanzania

"Joy in a box" is how Global Health Ministries describes the arrival new, much needed medical supplies, equipment, and medicine in Tanzania. Donated new and used supplies are gathered, packed and shipped regularly. 

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$50/Share - $500/Full Cost

Insert cards are a good way to share your gift with others describing the gift given in their honor. If you would like to print them out, click HERE

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Education Gifts - Tanzania

ALMC School of Nursing Scholarship

In the Monduli region of Tanzania, Africa, there is an exciting project going on.  A group of Maasai women who have recently been baptized decided they would build their own church to worship in together.  They have been working on this project with their bare hands for over three years now with limited finances and supplies.  We have helped them with funds for a roof, window frames and doors, but they are not finished yet.

 

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$25/Share - $1,500/Full Cost

Insert cards are a good way to share your gift with others describing the gift given in their honor. If you would like to print them out, click HERE

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Education Gifts - Tanzania

Moringe Sokoine School

In Tanzania, the Moringe Sokoine Secondary School is an advanced secondary school (high school) that has grown in the last few years as students continue to get high marks.  They now have a student population of 650!

 

Like other secondary schools, Moringe Sokoine still faces educational challenges like underpaid teachers, overcrowded classrooms, and a lack of basic supplies.

Matching funds this year!

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$25/Full Cost

Insert cards are a good way to share your gift with others describing the gift given in their honor. If you would like to print them out, click HERE

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Education Gifts - Local

Phoenix Elementary School

Phoenix Elementary School is our neighborhood school where students come first.  We want to help all kids at Phoenix succeed, so we’ve started the Phoenix Fund!  This fund will be used to provide shoes, coats, mittens, medication, park district scholarships and more to children and families in need. 

 

Your gift will provide our neighborhood kids with basic needs that will in turn help them enjoy school and learning!

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$25/Full Cost

Insert cards are a good way to share your gift with others describing the gift given in their honor. If you would like to print them out, click HERE

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Education Gifts - Local 

Phoenix Backpack Program 

Phoenix Elementary School is our neighborhood school where students come first.  We want to help all kids at Phoenix succeed, so we’ve started the Phoenix Fund!  This fund will be used to provide shoes, coats, mittens, medication, park district scholarships and more to children and families in need. 

Your gift will provide our neighborhood kids with basic needs that will in turn help them enjoy school and learning!

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$25/Share

$250/Full Cost (1 month)

Insert cards are a good way to share your gift with others describing the gift given in their honor. If you would like to print them out, click HERE

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ELCA Good Gifts

Simple Water Well

Access to safe water is essential to addressing poverty and health problems. Safe water is used for everything from drinking to crop production. Tanzania is arid with a long dry season, meaning that access to safe water is difficult. Your gift will provide safe water for people in Tanzania to lessen disease, improve sanitation, create better farming practices, and build sustainable communities.

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$50/Share

$2,500/Full Cost

Insert cards are a good way to share your gift with others describing the gift given in their honor. If you would like to print them out, click HERE

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ELCA Good Gifts

Cow

An animal can make a world of difference for a family in need. Animals provide food to eat, fertilizer to grow crops and offspring to sell on the market.

 

Your gift will provide an animal of your choice for a family in need through the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. This gift will help a family escape the cycle of hunger and poverty for good.

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$50/Share

$500/Full Cost

Insert cards are a good way to share your gift with others describing the gift given in their honor. If you would like to print them out, click HERE

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ELCA Good Gifts

Goat

An animal can make a world of difference for a family in need. Animals provide food to eat, fertilizer to grow crops and offspring to sell on the market.

 

Your gift will provide an animal for a family in need through the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. This gift will help a family escape the cycle of hunger and poverty for good.

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$10/Share

$50/Full Cost

Insert cards are a good way to share your gift with others describing the gift given in their honor. If you would like to print them out, click HERE

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ELCA Good Gifts

Pig

An animal can make a world of difference for a family in need. Animals provide food to eat, fertilizer to grow crops and offspring to sell on the market.

 

Your gift will provide an animal for a family in need through the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. This gift will help a family escape the cycle of hunger and poverty for good.

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$10/Share

$30/Full Cost

Insert cards are a good way to share your gift with others describing the gift given in their honor. If you would like to print them out, click HERE

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ELCA Good Gifts

Chicks

An animal can make a world of difference for a family in need. Animals provide food to eat, fertilizer to grow crops and offspring to sell on the market.

 

Your gift will provide an animal for a family in need through the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. This gift will help a family escape the cycle of hunger and poverty for good.

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Full Cost = Share

$10/Full Cost

Insert cards are a good way to share your gift with others describing the gift given in their honor. If you would like to print them out, click HERE

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