The Kirk COFFEE MISSION is part of the The Presbyterian Coffee Project PC(USA).
Our mission is a way to help people in need while enjoying fellowship and an excellent cup of coffee. As Christians we can address a consumer dilemma by buying coffee that is fairly traded by offering:
Sunday Morning Coffee at the Coffee Cart between worship services near the Kirk office. To volunteer with this mission, contact Carolee Nail, Project Coordinator. Your fellow Kirk members who enjoy a cup of coffee will appreciate you!
Coffee Service at Kirk events.
Coffee for Sale to enjoy at home.
Coffee Gifts to share with friends & family.
FAIR TRADE: A TASTE OF JUSTICE
The Presbyterian Coffee Project offers a new link between our congregations and people in other countries. We can reach out to our neighbors overseas with the things we purchase as well as the offerings we give.
The Kirk partners in this mission are committed to the following principles:
TO PAY A FAIR PRICE with a guaranteed minimum, ensuring the farmers a fair return for their labors.
TO WORK WITH COOPERATIVES TO BUY DIRECTLY FROM THE FARMERS so the benefits of trade go to the farmers and their communities.
TO PROVIDE CREDIT that farmers can afford, helping them to break the cycle of debt.
TO ENCOURAGE ECOLOGICALLY SUSTAINABLE FARMING PRACTICES such as organic and shade-grown agriculture which build a long-term economic base for farmers while protecting community health and the environment.