The UUCE congregation continues to purchase organic, fair trade, shade-grown coffees, teas, chocolates, and olive oil through Equal Exchange and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee Coffee Project. As a 501(c)(3), we do not pay sales tax. We avoided paying shipping charges by always exceeding the minimum order of $135.00. Sixteen orders were placed during the twelve months from 5/18/16 to 5/17/17. Equal Exchange invoices totaled $2729.80. The products listed are available for purchase in Fellowship Hall. Purchases are made on the honor system, self-serve. Chocolate is only ordered between October 1 and May 1 to avoid increased summer shipping costs and excessive packaging.

Respectfully submitted May 17, 2017 by Mary Alice Masonick