The Angel Gift Tree run from mid-November to the first week of December, and Fair Trade Sales are held on Sundays in December. Alternative Giving will go from mid-November to December. However, consider donating to or volunteering at one of these organizations all year-round. Scroll down for more information.

Alternative Giving 

Consider a donation to one of the organizations listed below as an alternative to gift-giving. Click here for order form!

Click here for a complete list with descriptions for the 2019 season 

A Wider Circle

Dennis Avenue Health Center

The Women’s Collective

BHPC Summer Mission Trips

Uganda – First Aid Kits

Uganda – Volunteer Healthcare

Tent of Nations – Peacemaking & Sustainable Living in Palestine

Al Ahli Hospital in Gaza

Mexico – Kids First – Orthopedic Care

Little Ripples – Early Childhood Education in Darfur

Haiti, Families, and Farmers – Food Security

Oromo Girls – Education in Northeast Africa

Habitat for Humanity – Housing for People with Disabilities

Forman Christian College – Educating Women in Pakistan

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance – Disaster Relief Kits

Bethesda Cares – Outreach to Homeless and Working Poor

Bethesda Help – Compassionate Support

Friends Club – Men with Alzheimer’s

Angel Gift Tree General Fund


Angel Gift Tree: Gifts for Children in the Washington DC Area

Mid-November through December 
Make a difference for a local child by purchasing a gift specifically for him or her. You may select a boy or girl by age or by the type of gift the child desires from the table in our gathering space. Gifts support children from:

  • A Wider Circle (Rethink poverty/Change Lives)
  • The Women’s Collective (for children of parents living with HIV/AIDS)
  • Dennis Avenue Health Center  (for children of parents with HIV/AIDS)


Olive Oil Ministry & Fair Trade Sales

Mid-November through December 
Each year, we sell olive oil, coffee, and other Fair Trade products in the Gathering Space after worship. To learn more about the Olive Oil Ministry, click here