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. For more information on Alternative Giving, click here. For detailed information on each of our projects, click hereClick here for the Order Form. You can also click here for a PowerPoint detailing each individual project. 

1. Children’s Center of Anacostia

2. Dennis Avenue Health Center

3. Women's Collective

4. Youth ArtReach for Young Offenders

5. BHPC Summer Mission Trips

6. Uganda - Equip Buyobo's New Motorcycle Ambulance

7. Uganda - Protect Health Care Volunteers with Rain Gear

8. Tent of Nations — Peacemaking & Sustainable Living in Palestine

9. Al Ahli Hospital in Gaza

10. The Freedom Theatre in Jenin, Palestine

11. Kids First – Orthopedic Care in Mexico

12. Little Ripples - Early Childhood Education in Darfur

13. Haiti, Families and Farmers - Food Security

14. Oromo Girls – Education in Northeast Africa

15. Habitat for Humanity - Housing for People with Disabilities

16. Forman Christian College – Educating Women in Pakistan

17. Presbyterian Disaster Assistance – Disaster Relief Kits

18. Bethesda Cares – Outreach to Homeless and Working Poor

19. Bethesda Help – Compassionate Support

20. Friends Club – Men with Alzheimer’s

21. A Wider Circle

22. 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:

  • Children’s Center of Anacostia 
  • 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