April Special Collection
We collected $1041 for April’s Special Collection for Peace House was $1041. Thanks for supporting this wonderful haven for eastside kids. Keep up with their busy summer on their Facebook page.
May Special Collection
In May we will turn our attention to Cradle Kalamazoo. Kalamazoo County has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the state of Michigan, and black babies are four times more likely to die before their first birthday than white babies. Cradle Kalamazoo seeks to create a generational impact on child well-being and is implementing an intentional strategy to address the root causes of infant mortality and racial disparities in birth outcomes. Cradle’s goal for the next 10 years is to ensure zero disparity in infant mortality rates between babies of color and their white neighbors, and to reduce the overall mortality rate to less than three per 1,000 live births. This multi-sector initiative has four main objectives:
- coordinate perinatal care services,
- provide safe sleep education,
- provide reproductive health education, and
- incorporate health equity into practices and policies.
You can learn more about Cradle Kalamazoo at their website: cradlekalamazoo.com.
ISAAC Core Team
People’s Church ISAAC Core Team has four new members—Welcome Dan Bair, Judy D’Arcangelis, Heather Lettow, and Cary Williams. Our Core Team looks forward to partnering with our own congregation in social justice actions. In ISAAC’s Annual Report for 2017, thirteen People’s members were listed as GEM contributors (donors who give every month. If you would like to help ISAAC become sustainable by becoming a GEM or giving to the ISAAC endowment, contact ISAAC online or call Dr. Charlae at (269) 341-4213.
Building the Beloved Community
Have you signed up for ISAAC’s first ever WALK-RUN-ROLL Building the Beloved Community Event? This exciting activity takes the place of the yearly banquet and includes a 3.1 and a
1 mile challenge open to runners, walkers, wheelchairs, and strollers. Afterwards there will be community fellowship with food, music, singing, drumming, performances and vendors of all stripe.
Sign up in the foyer to participate or to support someone who can.
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.