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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 First Pres 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 Linda, an asylum seeker from Honduras. In that six months, she received her work permit and driver’s license, practiced English, started working at Tesla and found housing in Fremont. What a success story! Now we are considering starting another accompaniment for a young man from El Salvador.

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.

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 https://www.fprespa.org/session-passes-a-statement-on-the-doctrine-of-discovery/

What We Do: A SAMPLING OF SOCIAL JUSTICE MINISTRY WORK AT Fpcpa

Join Us!

Our committee meets monthly, currently by Zoom on the 2nd Wednesday evening of the month. We’d love to have you join us. If you have questions, please contact the Session member for Social Justice Ministry.