This Committee was formed in January 2006.  The mission of this committee is to work for peace, justice, and positive societal change through education, advocacy, and outreach ministry.  For more information about Church and Society, please email

The Joys and Jolts of Caring for Aging Parents

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Jim Comer, Lori Leu, and Sydney Farrier, with C&S committee after successful Joys and Jolts conference.

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Marina Herrera and Doug Chandler buying Jim Comer's book When Roles Reverse at the Joys and Jolts Conference on Caring for Aging Parents.

Adopt-a-Highway - September 29 @ 9:00 am 
Adopt-a-Highway Cleanup. Suncreek has adopted Exchange Blvd. between Alma Dr. and Lexington Dr. 

Please meet us at the northeast corner of Alma & Exchange at CVS Pharmacy at 9:00am. Participants are asked to wear bright colored clothing and it is recommend to wear gardening gloves.  Vests, trash bags, and tools to pick up the debris will be provided.   Anyone needing service credit hours may bring their paperwork for verification signing.  Please email  for more information.

Small Farmers, Big Change
Small Farmers, Big Change. Periodically Fair trade coffee, tea, chocolate will be available for purchase in the narthex. Your purchase supports economic justice for small farmers in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, ensuring that they get a fair price for their harvests in order to achieve a decent living wage. Your purchase also supports the ministry of the Church and Society Committee at Suncreek.  Purchases can be made anytime by emailing Churchandsociety@suncreekumc.org. Thank you for your support.  For more information, please email .

Movie Night 
Church and Society periodically hosts a Movie Night.  We invite you to e-mail us and let us know what movie you would like to watch, contemplate, and discuss as a community. 

Justice for our Neighbors
Amy Spaur, from JFON (Justice for our Neighbors - a UM ministry dedicated to dealing with immigration issues), shared her stories on August 15.  Click  Here to see the JFON brochure.  You may also click on the link below to learn more about this ministry.

Link to Welcoming the Migrant resolution in the 2008 Book of Resolutions
http://www.iaumc.org/console/files/oWebsite_Page_Files/WelcomingMigrant-GBCS2008_TIMCPKNB.pdf
 
FaithLink digital curriculum on Immigration Reform from July 25, 2010
http://www.cokesbury.com/forms/ProductDetail.aspx?pid=870450
 
Sojourners - Christians for Comprehensive Immigration Reform
http://faithandimmigration.org/sites/default/files/tmp/CCIR_toolkit.pdf


Stewardship of Creation
The Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church describes the importance of caring for our world. It states: "All creation is the Lord's, and we are responsible for the ways we use and abuse it. Water, air, soil, minerals, energy resources, plants, animal life, and space are to be valued and conserved because they are God's creation and not solely because they are useful to human beings. God has granted us stewardship of creation."

 

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