The Social Justice committee’s purpose is to help our congregation realize the last portion of our mission statement: “to equip ourselves to minister through the transformative power of love.”
Our congregation has identified three main areas of interest:
- Hunger: We do periodic Saturday workdays at Good Shepherd Food Bank where we pre-inspect donated foods, and pack backpacks for schoolkids.
- Healthcare: We host and support local events on this topic.
- Reproductive Rights: We’re teaming up with Planned Parenthood of Northern New England to do work in this area.
We support economic justice by partnering with NASAP (New American Sustainable Agriculture Project) to provide space for a refugee farmer to sell her produce each Sunday from summer through fall.
We support social action by maintaining an activist list for sharing information on local rallies, demonstrations, and other opportunities. To be added to the activist list, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Co-chairs of the Social Justice Committee are
Jane Pentheny, OD (email@example.com) & Toby Haber-Giasson (firstname.lastname@example.org)