Mission & Social Justice Committee

Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow's cause.  — Isaiah 1:17

The Missions Committee makes visible to the congregation the worldwide interconnectedness of the body of Christ. We believe that God calls us to love and care for our neighbors near and far, and to share our abundance with them. The Committee disperses a yearly budget to national and international bodies of the UCC and educates the congregation about the work of these bodies. We also share our resources with various local nonprofit organizations and ministries. We encourage individuals to participate in supporting these partnerships with both funds and volunteer involvement.

Contact: 
Alice Kidder

Latest Mission & Social Justice Committee News

Volunteer at the Friday Café
Posted: Mar 6 2018 - 2:00pm

Volunteer signups are underway for the Friday Café! The Friday Café is a weekly community gathering space, where neighbors experiencing homelessness and food insecurity can relax and eat. It’s also a place of encounter, where people can get to know and understand one another better. It takes place every Friday afternoon, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m., in Margaret Jewett Hall.

There are many ways to help out! You can volunteer your time; you can cook; you can donate durable clothing in good condition, or warm blankets and sleeping bags, or some new basics (socks, underwear, bras); you can give toiletries; you can help connect us with volunteer groups from your network. We welcome participation in many forms. Sign up or learn more at www.thefriday.cafe.

― Kate Layzer, Minister of Street Outreach
klayzer@gmail.com

Support the Safe Communities Act
Posted: Feb 13 2018 - 3:23pm

Call in to your state legislature to support the Safe Communities Act. For information on this issue contact Dave Kidder at david.e.kidder@gmail.com.

Abolish Mandatory Minimums in Sentencing
Posted: Feb 13 2018 - 3:20pm

To address institutional racism, please call your state representative and Senator, and ask for abolishment of mandatory minimums in sentencing. Ask them to contact the Joint Committee dealing with this legislation. For more background on this issue, email Alice Kidder at flintkiddr@aol.com.

Call in to your state legislature to support the Safe Communities Act. For information on this issue contact Dave Kidder at david.e.kidder@gmail.com.

To address institutional racism, please call your state representative and Senator, and ask for abolishment of mandatory minimums in sentencing. Ask them to contact the Joint Committee dealing with this legislation. For more background on this...