Dear Caring Friends,
When asked why they were attracted to United Christian Church of Austin, folks often say they love our emphasis and action on Social Justice. Whether you love the Period Party, the PRIDE booth, advocating at the Capitol, working for justice in Israel and Palestine, growing and harvesting food, filling our Little Free Pantry, setting up an apartment for a refugee, or working at Bethany Faith Food Pantry or Round Rock Serving Center, you like to take action to make our world a better place. Whether you join the Tuesday Book Club study of “The God Who Sees” to learn more about immigration, listen to Rev. Dr. Jenny Veninga talk about the complicated situation in Palestine, or listen to Rep. James Talarico tell why his faith informed his decision to go into politics, you are educating yourself so that you can become a better advocate for justice. If you support any of our monthly collections, give money to the budget, or contribute to youth mission trips and/or fundraisers, you are involved in social justice.
The Social Justice Team helps facilitate all of the above and wants YOU to be a part of our Team. You may have an idea that is just rolling around in the back of your mind that will change everything like Rebecca Molis and her persistence in establishing a Little Free Food Pantry. The same for Cindy Metcalf who introduced us to the Period Party many years ago and Katherine and Olivia Griffin-Erickson for carrying the Party onward during difficult circumstances. The Social Justice Team has a pretty good track record of making ideas real.
While the pandemic has changed how we do things somewhat, we are ready to plunge back into face-to-face action as soon as we are able. We will need you more than ever then. Our meetings are on Zoom on the fourth Monday of the month at 7 pm and all are welcome to come, speak up, and get involved in one special project or in all the projects as your energy and time allow. Please join us!
Social Justice Team Lead