Mission Outreach

He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8

We understand that our life together cannot be contained by the walls of the building, but that being church means loving kindness, doing justice and walking humbly with our God out in the world, especially in its broken places.

The Mission Leadership Team (Jaap van Reijendam, Jenny Weisz, Chanel Lobdell, Carol Bascom-Slack and Robert Nagle) will be helping to support and organize a variety of opportunities to serve, learn, advocate and reflect throughout the year.

In this menu structure, you fill find an overview of the many mission & outreach opportunities that we support.

We do try to provide some thematic structure to our activities by season. For the church year 2020 – 2021, we have decided on the following themes:

Fall: Emotional / Mental Health

Winter: Housing and Food insecurity

Spring: Criminal Justice

But all these themes this year will be seen largely through the lens of Racial Justice.

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Teresa of Avila, a 16 century mystic, nun and organizer, in teaching her fellow nuns about what the life of Christ was to look like in their living said this:

“Let nothing disturb you. Let nothing frighten you. All things pass. God does not change. Patience achieves everything. Whoever has God lacks nothing. God alone suffices.

Christ has no body now on earth but yours; no hands but yours; no feet but yours. Yours are the eyes through which the compassion of Christ must look out on the world. Yours are the feet with which He is to go about doing good. Yours are the hands with which He is to bless His people.”

May we be knit together as One by God’s love, take up our place in the Body of Christ and be hands, and feet, voices and hearts working with God for the healing, reconciliation and wholeness of all creation.

If you have some ideas for service and learning opportunities, or would like to speak with the Mission Leadership Team please feel free to send us an email at [email protected] or simply speak with us in person.