Meet the Church of the Palms Social Justice Champions: Pam & Paul Clark

Each year, the Social Justice Action Team selects an individual(s) to receive the Social Justice Champion Award. The person(s) chosen best exemplifies our guiding scripture “And what does the LORD require of us but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with our God” Micah 6:8. Selection criteria includes: History of being… Continue reading Meet the Church of the Palms Social Justice Champions: Pam & Paul Clark

I-HELP: Church of the Palms Provides Relief to the Homeless

Over a year ago our Social Justice Action Team was exploring ways to address the growing homeless population in our corner of Maricopa County. We learned of a program that was being used in Avondale and four of our members went to see the program in action at the First Baptist Church. The program was… Continue reading I-HELP: Church of the Palms Provides Relief to the Homeless

Social Justice Action Team Works with Dysart Community Center

At a recent meeting, the Social Justice Action Team approved working through the Board of Mission & Outreach to establish a long-term relationship with the Dysart Community Center. The reason for this decision is that the center embraces the same purpose as our team: to serve the needs of the marginalized, oppressed, and often forgotten.… Continue reading Social Justice Action Team Works with Dysart Community Center

Homeless Ministry in Sun City and the West Valley

Most of us take a lot for granted, including a permanent address, a place to lay our head at night, a place we call home. But an increasing number of people are homeless across the United States, in Arizona, in Maricopa County and in our own communities. A recent newspaper article reported the number of… Continue reading Homeless Ministry in Sun City and the West Valley

Next Steps in Discerning COTP Involvement with the people of Israel/Palestine

The Church of the Palms Social Justice Action Team has begun a conversation on ways we might continue to learn about and engage with the people living in Israel/Palestine. 75 COTP members attended the fellowship breakfast in March at which Daoud Nassar spoke (founder of the Tent of Nations outside of Bethlehem). 20 members participated in a four-week… Continue reading Next Steps in Discerning COTP Involvement with the people of Israel/Palestine

Social Justice Action Team

Seeking justice through Prayer, Action, Love, Ministry & Support The Church of the Palms Social Justice Team has been very active. The team members working on the Immigration/Refugee issue have developed a working relationship with Refugee Focus, a division of Lutheran Social Services. For more than thirty years, this organization has served some of the… Continue reading Social Justice Action Team

Social Justice Team update

Seeking justice through Prayer, Action, Love, Ministry & Support! The Church of the Palms Social Justice Team is a vital ministry in and of our church. The very nature of seeking justice infers advocating on behalf of those individuals and classes of individuals that have been marginalized and oppressed. We keep our eyes, ears, and… Continue reading Social Justice Team update

Social Justice Team

   Photos contributed by Linda Rouches and Jan Hutchins CHURCH OF THE PALMS SOCIAL JUSTICE TEAM: MOVING FORWARD Working for JUSTICE through Prayer, Action, Love, Ministry & Support The Church of the Palms Social Justice Team (CoPSJT) is moving forward by addressing two immediate issues of concern and three important issues to be addressed in… Continue reading Social Justice Team

The Church of the Palms Social Justice Team Launched

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: P (Prayer) A (Action) L (Love) M (Ministry) S (Support) Each of these activities is an important as the next. So there is… Continue reading The Church of the Palms Social Justice Team Launched