At the March 18th, 2017 Church Council meeting, unanimous approval was given to establish the Church of the Palms Social Justice Team. The work of this team will include the following activities:
Each of these activities is an important as the next. So there is a place for anyone interested in social justice on this team.
According to Chris Marshall, author of the book Biblical Justice, “Social justice doesn’t happen by accident. It requires focus, dedication, and commitment. Because of God’s commitment to justice, there is always hope for positive change.”
As an extension of the Board of Mission and Outreach, the Church of the Palms Social Justice Team recognizes that the obligation of social justice falls upon the individual, but that individuals cannot fulfill the obligation alone. Rather, they must work in concert with others, through organized bodies, as a member of a group whose purpose is to identify the needs of society, and, by the use of appropriate means, to meet these needs locally, regionally, nationally, and even globally.
5/7/2021 update: Thank you very much to Suzanne for the great notes she takes at the meetings. It is so uplifting to read through these notes and reflect on the meaning of “being the church.” Thank you again for Seeking Justice thru Prayer Action Love Ministry & Support.
4/9/2021 update: Thank you Nancy Mueller for doing such a great job on these notes. The SJAT is a blessing to our church and community.
Previous posts from the Social Justice Action Team:
2/12/2021 update: Thank you Nancy Mueller for doing the notes for the Social Justice Action Team meeting (read them here). We are making a difference in the lives of many who live on the margins. We are blessed with conscientious hard working folks. Keep up the great work.
1/8/2021 update: Here are the notes from our last Social Justice Action Team meeting. So many wonderful things are happening in the midst of this pandemic. Our Social Justice Action Team is amazing! Thank you, Suzanne, for doing such a great job on the minutes.