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Social Justice Ministry

Inspired by Micah 6:8, Do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God,” the Social Justice Ministry at FPCPA is committed to acting out our faith by working for positive change in our community and throughout the world.

We take seriously the call of Jesus to “feed the hungry and clothe the naked.” We also take seriously Jesus’ call to identify, challenge, and change the systems of injustice in our world.

We affirm that nonviolence and peacemaking are essential to our faith in God’s reconciling work in Jesus Christ, as written in our commitment to being a Peace Church.

What’s New

We, along with members from All Saint’s Episcopal, recently completed an IM4HI accompaniment of Juan Jose, an asylum seeker from El Salvador. In that eight months, he received his work permit, studied English at Sequoia Adult School, completed some required community service hours and worked part-time. He has recently moved to Texas to live with his brother.

In June we packed 10000 meals for RIse Against Hunger, who will diistribute them to refugees. We hosted Hotel de Zink in July, providing food and shelter for ~15 unhoused adults, and will do the same for Heart and Home Collaborative in February. In August we will participate in the San Jose Pride Festival, helping to staff an interfaith booth.

We prepared a statement in support of our denomination’s statement of complicity with and repudiation of the Doctrine of Discovery. Session passed it in May 2021. For more details, see


Join Us!

Our committee meets monthly, alternating between 11:30am on the second Saturday of the month and noon on the second Wednesday. Currently we’re meeting by Zoom. We’d love to have you join us. If you have questions, please contact the Session member for Social Justice Ministry or