Rancho Santa Fe Village Church offers ‘Alternative Christmas Market’ to help charitable causes


This holiday season is a good time to make a difference in the world, whether right here in North County or as far away as Brazil and India. The Village Community Presbyterian Church of Rancho Santa Fe has long, strong partnerships with a variety of ministry and mission organizations, and invites the community to participate in the annual “Alternative Christmas Market” through Dec. 21.

Whether you would like to contribute a financial gift to provide micro-financing for families in the Global South, to supporting the military and their families at Camp Pendleton, to helping with the cost of building an orphanage and school in Kenya or a women’s literacy program in India, there are many opportunities to see your funds make an impact in people’s lives.

“All of us have been blessed with much. As we receive and give gifts this holiday season and enjoy feasts and parties, there are so many children and families right here in North County and around the world who struggle to put food on the table,” says the Rev. Dr. Jan Farley, Village Church’s associate pastor for worship and mission.

“With Village Church’s Alternative Christmas Market, your contributions will go directly to affected communities, through trusted partners, touching lives in so many ways.”

Farley adds: “Because the Village Church has had a long relationship with many of these organizations, we frequently send mission teams to these various communities. Reading about these ministries in the Alternative Christmas Market catalog is an excellent way for community members to find out more about these partners, and maybe even join us in the future for one of these trips.”

View the Alternative Christmas Market brochure and catalog at: After you have identified which organization(s) you wish to support, you may send in your cash or check contribution to the Village Church at 6225 Paseo Delicias, P.O. Box 704, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067, where 100 percent of your giving goes directly to your designated mission entity. Contact 858-756-2441 for credit card contributions.