Social, Environmental, and Econmic Justice
SEE Justice Ministry at Northwoods
Northwoods is a congregation that welcomes all, and we believe we have a unique role to play in the greater community. We will focus on how to use Northwoods’ liberal and welcoming qualities to identify needs and to reach out in tangible and needed ways.
Mission: To recognize and acknowledge the social, environmental and economic injustices around us and to utilize the bountiful talents and time of our giving congregation to mitigate those wrongs.
• Fostering an awareness of the injustices of our society and providing a platform for those who want to make a difference.
• Reaching out as a congregation to assist those in need
Shoes! Shoes! Shoes!
Used shoes are again being requested for children and adults in Roatan, Honduras. Donated shoes can be of any size or type, especially athletic shoes. Sports clothes and equipment will also be accepted. Donations will be taken to Honduras and sold by some of the island boys to learn accounting and book keeping and the funds will be used for a new animal shelter on the island.
Share the Plate
One Sunday a month, Northwoods donates plate collections to a local charity. All of the un-directed cash donations in the collection plate and all checks marked “Share the Plate” in the memo field are donated to a charity chosen by the Share the Plate Committee. To nominate a charity to be the recipient of our collections, contact the church office.
Food Bank Donations
Northwoods has an ongoing collection of nonperishable food items for the Food Pantry.
Fair Trade Coffee and Sales
Equal Exchange fair trade coffee, tea, and chocolates are sold continuously in the counter next to the office. Fair trade products are purchased from wholesalers who work directly with family-owned, small farming co-ops in the Americas, Africa and India. Proceeds go to support Kiva, a micro-lending program makes small capital loans to help people establish themselves in business, and thus create an opportunity to lift themselves from poverty.
Volunteer Opportunities: The SEE Justice group partners with local nonprofit organizations to offer various volunteer opportunities throughout the year.
SEE Justice (Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice) needs you! If you are interested in becoming involved, please contact Paul Nelson, the SEE Justice Ministry coordinator, at [email protected] for more details.