We meet on the first Monday of alternating months at 1:00 pm at the church.
Deb Vingle is the current contact for this committee.
Our Mission: To make a positive impact on the community and the world in which we live by stimulating the active involvement of our congregation in social services and social justice issues.
- Communicate with congregation and community through newsletters, emails, news releases, etc.
- Fund primarily local non profits.
- Collaborate with other organizational and ecumenical groups in Buncombe County and elsewhere on social justice and social action issues.
- Include congregation in new project selection.
Our most recent survey in 2017 showed the following as the top issues: Racial Oppression, Victim/Hate crimes, Homelessness, Peace Advocacy, Immigration/Undocumented Workers, Gender Equality, Environment & Environmental Justice, Hunger. Thus our current effort will focus on these areas.
In a survey of our congregation in 2004-2005, the top issues included: Peace Advocacy, Protecting the Environment, Homelessness/Affordable Housing, Racial Oppression and Racial Bridging, and Hunger. Thus much of the early effort was in these areas.