The Social Justice Coordinating Committee met on September 12 to plan for the coming year’s events . The ongoing function of SJCC is to facilitate all efforts toward Social Justice by the various committees and organizations of People’s Church.
The first of our monthly Special Collections took place on September 17. This year’s offering to Lincoln School amounted to $1319.43 which will be divided up among Lincoln’s teachers. The teachers are always grateful for our donation.
Lincoln School volunteers met September 20 to share goals for the 2017-18 school year. So far, ten People’s people have signed up to serve in various capacities supporting programs at L.S. If you are interested in learning how to tutor, mentor, assist teachers or participate in some way you might propose, see or call Mary Lewis.
The next Special Collection on October 15 will be for the Hispanic American Council, Inc. “The Council” is a nonprofit community organization established to advocate for the well-being of the Hispanic population in Southwest Michigan. As a liaison between potential clients and service agencies, the Council seeks to meet the needs of a special population often hindered by language barriers, cultural differences, and unfamiliarity with service agencies and institutions. Throughout the programs and services offered, the goal of the Council is to assist Hispanics in attaining self-sufficiency and a higher level of social and economic well-being. The Council also strives to nourish and encourage the diverse cultural heritage of the Hispanic population. Learn more at: hispanicamericancouncil.org
The annual ISAAC Issues Convention will be held on October 26. This planning event will choose the community social justice emphasis for the coming year.
Anyone is welcome to sit in on SJCC meetings. The Social Justice Coordinating Committee meets the second Tuesday of each month at 3:00 p.m. in the clubhouse of Parkview Hills.