In the fall
of 2006, Beach Lake UMC began to support the UMCOR Coffee Project by serving
Equal Exchange coffee during the fellowship time after the 10:15 service.
Church members began to ask if they could place orders through the
church. By January of 2007, the Mission Committee realized that Equal
Exchange coffee, tea and chocolate was something that people in the
congregation and community were buying enough of, and valued enough, that they
decided to keep all Equal Exchange products in stock.