Social Justice News
SOCIAL ACTION TEAM
OPEN MEDITATION SUNDAYS AT 9:30 AM
Everyone is invited to join Harmony in the Parish House in this quiet inward-focused meditative time led by our longtime yogi. It’s been meeting outside during the summer, but now is shifting to the Parish House, which should be open when the choir arrives to practice.
The Social Action Team invites the congregation to participate in the 2nd Annual Angel Tree, providing Christmas gifts for the families residing at Liberty House Transitional housing. Gifts can be brought to the church by Sunday, December 17. Thanks for all who participated last year, our gifts brought hope and cheer to families working to rebuild their lives.
Our Service Sunday project was a big success – we collected materials to put together over 60 kids activity packages and 4 sets of cleaning supplies. Women’s Services could use more cleaning supplies to help families get started in a new environment. Contributions of bathroom cleaner, all-purpose cleaner, gloves, and scrub brushes are needed. Mops and brooms are specially needed. The Social Action Team intends to make this an ongoing project so please continue to bring donations to the Parish House.
HELPING PEOPLE ENROLL IN AFFORDABLE CARE (ACA, OBAMACARE)
Health care is a social justice issue!
Enrollment is now available only until December 15, and insurance agents are no longer paid to help. Everyone who currently is enrolled in insurance through the ACA (so not through job or Medicare) needs to go to healthcare.gov to review options and sign up before the deadline. They may find better options.
If people need assistance they can check the page below or you can point them in the right direction. Members of ACT Crawford County and Thankful Thursdays are going to be available every Tuesday and Thursday evening and Saturdays to assist people who need help navigating this process, which is complicated. Please spread the word wherever you can.
SURJ: SHOWING UP FOR RACIAL JUSTICE
All are welcome to SURJ: Showing Up for Racial Justice in Crawford County. We meet Mondays at 6 pm at Pizza Villa, and also for social action witness on the south end of the in the Diamond on Fridays, 12:00-1:00 pm. Find us on Facebook at SURJCrawfordCounty (https://www.facebook.com/SURJCrawfordCounty/). Learn more from Shayna Morrison (email@example.com) or Anne Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org).
CRAWFORD AREA LGBTQ+ -TUESDAY DECEMBER 12, 7:00 PM
Crawford Area LGBTQ+ will meet Tuesday December 12, 7:00 pm in the Arthur Room. Bring a snack to share and join the fun as we view some Hilarious videos. All LGBTQ folks, families and allies welcome. Crawford Area LGBTQ+ will resume its regular meeting date, 3rd Tuesday of each month in January 2018.