SOCIAL JUSTICE AND SERVICE
As a church we are called to speak truth to power, liberate the oppressed, care for the poor, and comfort the afflicted.
The Social Justice and Service ministry finds
avenues to highlight and support issues of justice so that we can make a
meaningful impact in our community.
Our on-going support includes:
Crisis House: A walk-in emergency resource center serving homeless individuals in East County.
El Nido: A domestic violence transitional housing program providing a safe space for families.
Orfanatorio Estado 29: An orphanage in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico housing more that 30 children and young adults.
Uptown Community Service Center: Provides services to homeless, poor, and needy persons in a manner that is respectful and inclusive of all individuals and all circumstances.
Village of Promise: A collective mentoring program serving middle and high school children who have a parent that is or has recently been incarcerated.
Issues of importance to our congregation include:
Supporting the LGBTQ community, mass incarceration, the struggles of low-wage workers, access to basic needs such as food and housing, racial justice/systemic racism, gun violence, voter suppression, immigration and refugee/asylum policies, climate change, and police reform.
The SJS Ministry encourages members of our congregation
and extended community,
to become engaged around social justice issues
that are important to them.
If you are interested in becoming involved in this important work,
or supporting our efforts, please connect with us by subscribing to our email list below.