Our Advent traditions center around Peace, Hope, Joy and Love. In this last week of Advent, we are invited to share Jesus’ gift of love with others.
Thus Session voted to share some of our abundance with a few non-profits who have been struggling to deal with the pandemic and other crisis situations in 2021, while bringing peace, hope, joy and love to their clients.
Session asked Social Justice to research various groups and agreed with their recommendations to give to:
- Day Worker Center of Mountain View for restructuring their support for Bay Area immigrants during the pandemic
- Adolescent Counseling Services for their work on youth mental health and LGBTQ+ issues
- International Rescue Committee NorCal Soft Landing Fund for their work to resettle Afghan refugees in the Bay Area
- No More Deaths for their work with increased numbers of immigrants at the southern border
Many thanks to the generosity of this community which made these gifts possible.