Gifts & Greens 2018 Home

Please note that Gifts & Greens will have a new two-weekend format starting this year! Mark your calendars:

Trees & Greens Saturday, Dec. 1 and Sunday, December 2

  • Preorder until November 9
  • November 24th, Pre-Ordered Trees Picked Up
  • December 2 & 3rd Open Lot Purchases, 9 am - 4 pm, front lawn & cloister

Christmas Party, Silent Auction and Parish Marketplace Dec. 7 and 9 (Note, no Saturday Dec. 8)

Christmas Party and Silent Auction:

  • Friday, December 7th, 6 – 9 pm, Undercroft
    (Auction closes at 8 pm for notification of winners)
  • Children’s Santa Workshop: 6 - 8 pm, Lower Level

Parish Marketplace:

  • Friday, December 7, 6 - 9 pm and Sunday, December 9th, 8 am – 1 pm
  • Parish Marketplace Baked Goods Sale, Main Floor

 Outreach funding has chosen Church of the Messiah and Alternatives for Girls as the recipients of funds raised at Gifts and Green this year.

Alternatives for Girls
The Youth Peer Education Program employs a team of high-risk young women as Peer Educators to conduct street or community outreach. Peer educators are aged 16-24 are responsible for planning, facilitating and reviewing the effectiveness of outreach programming. The peer educators will meet young women on the streets and address their immediate needs, and whilst doing this work will improve their employability potential and job readiness skills.

Church of the Messiah    
Aim High Youth Initiative takes place during the summer focusing on spirituality, sportsmanship, self-esteem and team-building skills. It is an 8 week program running from June-August. Each year approx. 30 youths aged 14-17 participate.

Parish Marketplace:  Your Canned Goods and Baked Goods are needed!

As you are canning this fall remember the Gifts and Green Market Place!   Your homemade baked goods (cakes, breads, cookies, and brownies), your canned jams, jellies, chutney and other like canned goods make the Market Place one of the most visited locations during the weekend.   Please make your commitment today to contribute to the Market Place. Catherine Ash has graciously offered to chair the Parish Marketplace again this year.

Here is what we need you to do: 

  • Make your commitment and tell us what you will donate to the Market Place.  
  • Mark your calendar and deliver your items on Thursday, December 6 (between 5-7 pm), or Friday December 7 (between 9 am-2 pm)
  • Drop off location will be in the lobby on Baker's rack for Parish Market
  • We appreciate your having your goods in ready to sell packaging 

See through packaging allows buyers to more quickly see what they are purchasing. 


If you have any questions please contact Diane Ward at or 313-885-4841, ext. 111.

Silent Auction: A wonderful tradition of Gifts and Greens is the offering of silent auction and raffle items to enhance your Christmas giving.

We request submission of donations no later than November 23, 2018.  Decisions on items offered will be made by November 24 at the latest.  Submit your request early!

If you have any questions about Gifts & Greens please contact Diane Ward at or 313-885-4841, ext. 111.