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WELCOME

to the

Marketplace!

FRIDAY EVENING:

5:00 PM—  6:15 PM

9:30 PM—10:00 PM

SATURDAY:

   8:00 AM— 8:45 AM

   11:45 AM— 1:15 PM

  5:00 PM— 6:00 PM

BETTER TOGETHER

Local businesses come together to create a welcoming environment for the Michiana Women's Conference.

Our heart for the community continues to carry over into the Marketplace, supporting local merchants. We are thrilled to highlight businesses from the surrounding communities that will be at the conference, who will be bringing their handcrafted and handpicked items just for YOU. This will give you the opportunity to shop, peruse and mingle in your free time with friends and hopefully connecting with new ones! *Marketplace hours are above.

ALABASTER HEART MINISTRIES

Nonprofit Organization

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Alabaster Heart Ministries is a ministry whose heartbeat is to help women find Jesus in their brokenness, pointing them to the only one who can heal and restore their hearts, making them whole again. We are passionate in helping women connect to God's Word and one another, committed to investing in the Kingdom of God, centering our ministry around building relationships and Jesus. 

 

Open Now:

Alabaster Heart's Online Shop

When you purchase items through our shop, you are not only getting beautiful products handcrafted with love, but you are also supporting a ministry that is making a difference in the lives of others. The proceeds from the sales in the AHM shop will go towards serving the body of Christ, reaching the lost, creating resources, and hosting events to equip and disciple women. By shopping with us, you are playing a part in furthering the work of this ministry and helping to build the Kingdom of God. All of our artwork, products, and resources are reminders of the goodness of God and His never-ending love for us.

As we move closer to the conference, we have online merchandise available for purchase. We also will have merchandise we excited to share what we have chosen with you in mind at the conference! We are confident that you will love the selection of merchandise and all will be a great way to remember the experience. We look forward to sharing it all with you!

Join Us for an Opportunity to Support Local Nonprofits

We are excited to have the chance to bring awareness and support two local Christian organizations, Rooted of St. Joseph County and YFC Southwest Michigan during the Michiana Women's Conference this year. We feel called to help these organizations that are making a significant impact on our communities and future generations. We are honored to have them here with us at this event. 

On Saturday, October 15, we will have the opportunity throughout the day to take a love offering, which will be split evenly between the two organizations and presented to them at the end of the day. All monies collected for this purpose will go directly to these organizations to be used towards their missions. We hope you will join us in supporting these amazing ministries working hard to make a difference in kids’ lives, impacting families! Thank you, Rooted and YFC, for all that you do!

Nonprofit Organization

We formed in the fall of 2019 because we recognized that there are so many broken families that need help in our community.

We aim to provide every child going through a traumatic transition in our community with their basic needs, so that they can shamelessly enter their new placement home with their very own clothing, shoes, seasonal gear (boots, coats, hat & gloves), bathroom and hygienic supplies, towels, and bed sheets – all packed in a new, blue duffel bag that we also provide.  Though most of our clothing is gently used (except socks and underwear), everything else we provide, from shoes to hair spray to bed sheets, is brand new. 

We also offer supplemental supplies depending on the need and situation, such as racially-diverse hair care products, lice kits, professional grade, melt-away dryer bags for bed bug concerns, diapers, wipes, formula, and gift cards, if we don’t have something on hand.

In addition, we also desire to provide critical  items that the placement home or family may be in need of—bed frames, mattresses, changing tables, and more.

ROOTED of ST. JOSEPH COUNTY

YFC SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN

Nonprofit Organization

We are uncovering God's story of hope in the next generation. We actively pursue 11-19 year-olds who are walking through pivotal and story-shaping moments. Young people can often feel overlooked, and it's our passion to make them feel seen, heard, and valued. Our aim is to be a steady voice and presence in their lives, intentionally postured as a humble and authentic mentor. We do this by trips and events throughout the year, having free weekly Campus Life clubs in local school districts, and building authentic Christ-sharing relationships with local teenagers. 

WELCOME

Supporting Local Michiana Businesses!

CLEAN CRAFT SOAPWORKS

LaGrange, Indiana

Clean Craft Soapworks is a collection of hand-makes soap, shampoo bars, liquid hand soap, shower gel, candles, bath bombs, lotion sticks, body butter, and deodorant.

The owner, Doris Peruski, started her business to help raise funds for their family mission trip in 2017. After going on her third mission trip to Nicaragua in 2016, her heart was to be able to take her family back. Since then, the proceeds of the business have helped her family go into the inner cities of Philadelphia, Nicaragua, and has helped their 17-year-old son go to the Dominican Republic. 

GLOW BOOKSTORE

Shipshewana, Indiana 

Glow A Christian Bookstore opened in February of 2014. Denise, the owner had worked 13 yrs for a book company and that’s where the vision came from in opening Glow. She wanted a place to help the locals and visitors find resources and products that will help them grow in their faith such as Bibles, Devotionals, Cards, Books, Gift items, Jewelry, and many more items.

We have a Great staff at Glow that’s ready to serve you. If we don’t have the product, in the store, we will do our best to find it for you. The Great Thing About Shopping at Glow is you have the opportunity to see what you’re buying and take it home with you immediately!

We love our community and all the people we get to meet so we offer a tranquil area, in our commons room, for R&R, free coffee, and a peaceful, relaxing atmosphere for you to enjoy.

Stop in while you’re in Shipshewana. We would love to meet you! We are on Facebook and just launched a website, glowbookstore.com where you can order product and resources, to begin your journey with the Lord or continue growing your relationship with God..

HOLLIANNE CREATIONS

Sturgis, Michigan

Hollianne Creations started with a friendship where two best friends, Holly and Faith, combined their talents to create beautiful home decor and gifts. They make felt, wood, and floral products and have other homemade decor and gifts. What sets Hollianne Creations apart is the care and attention that goes into each piece. It’s clear that Holly and Faith pour their heart and soul into every aspect of their business, making their products unique. When you give a Hollianne Creation as a gift, you’re not just giving someone an item; you’re giving them a little piece of love.

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LAZER EXPRESSIONS

Sturgis, MI

Owner of Lazer Expressions, Amy Hackman, has lived in the Sturgis community since marrying her husband, Greg of 37 years. They have one daughter, Sarah who lives in New York City, NY. Amy is a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church, where she has served and been involved with Confirmation classes and youth activities. 

After serving her community through health care for 30 years, Amy took the leap and pursued a new career and business. This new adventure was a way for Amy to stay involved and serve in her community.  

Lazer Expressions offers a wide range of products from drinkware to gifting. Custom engraving and personalization make truly unique gifts that will last a lifetime. Sharing special occasions with customers and then designing to create a unique gift for a loved one is truly the best part of her job!

SECOND GROWTH

Sturgis, Michigan

In 2020, Second Growth, owner of Steph Bolthouse, along with his wife, Holly, felt led to have him step out and start putting full time efforts into his life long passion, woodworking. Steph is a licensed contractor and craftsman! He enjoys being creative with wood, illustrating what God created with each project intended to exhibit God's glory in creation. Ezekiel 31 speaks into his life as a life of a craftsman.

He currently designs, draws and creates custom furniture.   Beds, dressers, coffee bars, puzzle tables, coffee tables, end tables, book shelves, dining tables, breakfast nook tables, charcuterie boards, planter boxes, dining chairs,  and benches. He can build custom furniture or help you with home projects. 

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TRAPPER TOPPERS

Mary Ann Baker's husband, Martin, is a local fur trapper in Michigan, which first started as a hobby. About four years ago after their first baby girl, they wondered what it might be like, or if it was even possible to make a real fur pom pom (the kind you see on top of beanies) for her winter hat. They turned out so adorable, that we posted a couple of photos and their business took off from there!

 

Martin traps and tans all of his own furs and they turn them into adorable pom poms for beanies. They make the poms removable so they can be used with any knit beanie. They also make custom orders.

 

Their toddler hats have double pom poms, and are their best sellers! They feel so blessed by the relationships they have started from sharing this craft with others. It’s neat to see the connections God makes.