Social Justice Committee
The Social Justice Committee provides energy, support and connection to individuals engaged in justice work within and beyond our walls as a core component of our spiritual commitment. We seek to be action-oriented, addressing issues members bring forth related to their passion for social justice with a particular focus on the effects of social and economic inequality. Our many initiatives address poverty, homelessness, and working towards a peaceful and sustainable world.
The Social Justice Committee works collaboratively with other justice ministries within and beyond First Parish Brewster, and serves as an incubator for new ideas and issues that emerge that require a rapid response.
FPB Split Plate Offertory Results 2016/2017
The Social Justice Committee wishes to extend our heartfelt thank you to all who participated in last Sunday’s Split Plate vote. The organizations that will receive half of our offertory over the next 9 months, October through June are:
Only comprehensive community-based organization on Cape Cod providing free and confidential specialized services and widespread programs for adults, teens and children (ages 6 and up) who are survivors of, or affected by domestic and sexual violence.
WECAN Empowering Women (new)
Empowers Cape women of all ages undergoing challenging life transitions by providing support and unique services that bring increased opportunity, self-sufficiency, stability and lasting positive change for themselves, their families and ultimately our entire community.
Faith Neighborhood Kitchen
A ministry of the Cape Cod Council of Churches Feeding Our Neighbors at Faith Assembly of God Hyannis.
Moms Demand Action (new)
Envisions a country where all children and families are safe from gun violence. Our nonpartisan grassroots movement has grown to include a chapter in every state across the country. We are educating, motivating, and mobilizing moms and families to take action that will result in stronger laws and policies to save lives.
Habitat for Humanity
Supports the local building of affordable homes for Cape Cod residents.
Doctors Without Borders
Helps people worldwide where the need is greatest, delivering emergency medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters or exclusion from health care.
Only emergency-access shelter for men and women who become homeless on Cape Cod.
Lower Cape Outreach Council
Provides emergency assistance of food clothing and financial support to individuals and families.
Helping Our Women (Eastham to Provincetown)
Educates, empowers and supports women as they cope with chronic disease and life threatening illnesses.
The Split plate is most often collected on the 4th Sunday of the month and will begin on October 30. Our generous congregation also voted to have additional split plates whenever a crisis arises.