What to Expect

Our congregation is warm and friendly, and we welcome visitors to our worship service.  While people will greet you before and after the service, no one will single you out in worship or make you stand. We don’t like to embarrass our guests!

What to wear

Dress comfortably for worship. Most people dress up just a little, but you’ll also see suits, jeans, and shorts.


We believe that all people should be able to participate fully in worship and in church life regardless of their physical, developmental, or cognitive abilities.


Do you have questions? you can either contact us directly or click the learn more link to read a few of the most common question visitors have.


We’re located at 6201 Osgood Ave N in Stillwater, 55082. From Highway 36, Turn North onto Osgood Avenue (at Walgreens), and we’re one block on the right.

contact us

First Presbyterian Church
6201 Osgood Avenue
Stillwater, MN 55082


How do I join?

We hold membership classes a few times each year.  If you decide to join, the Church Council (or Session) will meet with you briefly to learn about you.  Then you will be welcomed into the congregation in a worship service.  Please contact the Pastor or the church office if you are interested in joining.

Bridge Stillwater, Minnesota

27th Annual Alternative Gift Market

2024 Alternative Gift Market

Coming November 23rd & 24th, 2024!

Saturday, Nov. 23rd: 10 am – 4 pm
Sunday, Nov. 24th: 11 am – 2 pm

Different gifts that make a difference

Instead of buying yet another tie or trinket for someone, shop for gifts that are produced and distributed using fair trade practices, sustainable grown where applicable, and provide for people’s basic needs of food, shelter and medical care.

Payment accepted: Cash, check, debit cards, and credit cards*.
*Fee added with use of credit cards. 

What is an Alternative Gift Market?
A different kind of shopping experience… A shopper might purchase a kitchen cabinet for a Habitat home in a weather-devastated area or shares in all kinds of livestock and animals for the Heifer project. There are a variety of projects from which to choose. The gift recipient will receive an attractive card telling him or her about the gift given in his or her honor, and will know that he has helped make a difference in the world.

Want to give an actual gift?
Shop for gifts that fairly compensate the artisans in developing nations who created them. The Market will also include hundreds of beautiful, moderately priced, handcrafted products such as jewelry, toys, baskets, knit scarves, clothing, decorative and holiday items that promote social and economic progress in developing countries. In addition, a large selection of fairly-traded food items will be available for purchase.

Need a gift bag for your chosen gift?
Choose eco-friendly, reusable fabric gift bags of all sizes and for all occasions.

Why Alternative Giving?
Because so many of the world’s critical needs today are going unmet. Because of our need and capacity to give. Because Uncle Bob doesn’t need yet another silk necktie.
Why Alternative Gift Markets? Because they provide critical support for a diverse collection of non-profit organizations with established track records of helping people and the environment. Because they are an appropriate non-profit response to consumerism. Because they are a celebration of abundant life for all of the world’s people.