Social Action Team news

Social Action Discourse: If you haven’t already done so, check out Kathie Bergman’s heartfelt report from the front lines of the refugee crisis in El Paso on the Social Action Discourse page. Caya Tanski and Wiley Miller also have essays posted here. Do you have a story to tell? Consider submitting an essay for this page. Contact Caya or Fred Young for details.

July 15 “Deadline” for Faith To Action nominations: The Social Action Team encourages you to submit your FTA nominations by July 15 for the 2019-2020 church year. You can still submit after this date, but priority will be given to applications received by July 15. You can find the information and application here.

Visioning the future: Most members of this congregation are involved as individuals in activities that might be called “social action.” What can we do as a church to project our values into the larger community and to inspire individual members of our congregation to be involved? The Social Action Team is currently exploring ideas for tangible projects that will engage our membership in meaningful social action. Ideas to date can be grouped into the general categories of caring for the homeless population and anti-racism. Projects can focus on deepening our congregation (e.g., seminars, workshops, training) or on impacting the larger community (e.g., Loaves and Fishes, tutoring).

Interested in being a part of this discussion? Join us at our next meeting at 12:30 p.m. June 2.