2019 SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE: PURPOSE AND STRATEGIES
The Social Justice Committee provides education on Catholic Social Teaching and, based on those teachings, organizes activities to address long-term problems in our community.
It does this by:
Organizing educational programs and initiatives, e.g., Seminars on Laudato Si, Care for God’s Creation, immigration reform; Fact Sheet on Poverty, Hunger and Homelessness in Brunswick County; recycling program at Sacred Heart.
Developing programs and activities to address issues in our community, e.g., Resource Fair, support for the Food Pantry, Adopt-a-Backpack program to support of Matthew’s Ministry; support for home repair, WARM; sheltering the homeless for one week in winter – with Street Reach and SOIICF churches.
Advocacy, e.g., for reducing homelessness in Brunswick County.
2019 Adopt-a-Backpack Supporting Matthew’s Ministry~ 480 Backpack’s Collected!!!! many, many thanks for the generous support to our recent drive!
Committee and a few other volunteers assembling Breakfast-Lunch bags for those in Winter Sheltering program last year.
2019 Southport Day of Service (a Trinity UMC event for 18 years, was expanded to include all member churches of the Southport Oak Island Interchurch Fellowship (SOIICF)
The Social Justice Committee piloted Sacred Heart’s involvement in the Service Day on Saturday April 6, 2019.
Leaders of the various projects were:
Bob Trzeciak, Knights of Columbus. and Pat Naughton, Hibernian men’s group, – the clean-up on Dosher Cut-off, Hwy 211 with the collection of debris from the roadside.
Tom Parnell, The Men’s Prayer Group and Scriptures, – the outdoor planting work for the church with plants and pots ready to go.
Ruthann Donaldson & Shelly Keenan – Ladies Guild – the church plantings, closet clean-up and special plantings for the new statue. The powder blue SHCC Tee shirts were a hit!
The Social Justice Committee meets in at Sacred Heart on the third Wednesday of the month in a designated classroom. Questions about how you can join or help our ministry ~ Please contact Pat Lund firstname.lastname@example.org