Directions for Participating in our Online Silent Auction
Bid on silent auction items via our Facebook page beginning November 14 until November 22.  

Two to three items will be posted on our Facebook page each day for bidding (see a preview and posting schedule here). Bid by posting your bid amount in the comments below the photo.  Make sure to check back during the day as others will be adding their bid to the comments.  Bidding will begin each day at 9:00 a.m. and end at 8:00 p.m.  Bids will close at 8:00 p.m. and the highest bidder will be notified by email to arrange no contact delivery or pick-up.

For those who do not have Facebook, bidding on silent auction items can be done by contacting Sue Askeland ( or 712-253-3338). The time your email or phone call is made will be noted and included in the bidding process with bids on Facebook...highest bid at 8:00 pm will win.

Auction items will be deleted at the close of each bidding session.

Proceeds from this year will be given to the Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County to support their programming.

Thank you for your participation this year in our “Unique” Alternative Christmas Market!

Please contact Sue Askeland ( or 712-253-3338) or email the office ( for help. 

Directions for Participating in our Online Gift Tag Sale
As you plan your Christmas giving, please consider choosing your first gifts for those in need. 

A tradition at Zion for the past several years has been to purchase tags from the ACM brochure. Purchasing tags provides gifts for those in need. Many members also give their purchased tags as gifts to family members and friends in their honor.
No Contact Order, Payment and Delivery Online:
Open the online order form here and begin your order.
Total your items at the end of your order and plan to pay online via a link that will arrive in your order confirmation email.

Click here for a paper brochure to download and print.
Click here for further instructions on filling out the online form.

If you are unable to participate online, download the form ,fill it out and send with payment to 310 N. Johnson Street, Iowa City, 52245, no later than Sunday, November 22.

If you don’t have access to a printer please contact Susan Askeland 712- 253-3338 to have one sent to you.

Tags for all orders will be mailed out directly to you!

The Alternative Christmas Market thanks you in advance for trying something new this year and your continued support to the many causes this market supports each year!

Order Olive Oil from Palestine
Holy Land Olive Oil will be available this year for the last time.

500 ml bottles are $10  &  750 ml bottles are $13 (while supplies last)

You can order through Meg Kiekhaefer at .
Oil can be picked up at the home of Meg (2025 North Ridge Drive, Coralville). Payment in the form of a check should be made to:  Margaret Kiekhaefer or Opportunity Palestine to be sent for support of the Lutheran schools. Send checks to Meg at the address above or pay when olive oil is picked up.
For those of you who enjoy the special Canaan Fair Trade oil, it can be purchased at Ten Thousand Villages.
Thanks for supporting Palestinian farmers and economy over the years!