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.
12/11/2020 update: Here are the notes from our last Social Justice Action Team meeting. So many wonderful things are happening in the midst of this miserable time. Our Social Justice Action Team is amazing! Thank you, Suzanne, for doing such a great job on the minutes.
Recent posts from the Social Justice Action Team: