Social Concerns Committee
The Social Concerns committee seeks, first of all, to raise the consciousness of the parish community in terms of social responsibility, emphasizing that the primary obligation of Christians, while growing in relationship with God, is to be bearers of the Gospel message of peace and non-violence in our world. Further, it strives to investigate the social needs of the community, formulating and implementing action to combat identified injustices.
Some of the annual projects that are part of the committee, include Advent CRS Fair Trade Sale, Operation Rice Bowl, Book Bags Project, Migrant Works Hygiene Kit Project.
Throughout the year we sale Just Haiti Coffee to support the people of Haiti and provide weekly dinners for the homeless and collect food donations for Jefferson County Community Ministries Food Pantry.
Consider becoming a member of Social Concerns to help in the many projects we do throughout the year.
Chair: Dan VanBelleghem
Ugly Sleeping Bag Ministry
Ugly Sleeping Bag Ministry is a group of sewers and non-sewers that gather monthly to make sleeping bags for the homeless. Sleeping bags are assembled from donated queen/king sheets, blankets, comforters, and men’s ties; they are then distributed to two agencies serving the homeless in Jefferson and Berkeley Counties.
If you can sew or want to learn, join the Ugly Sleeping Bag Ministry.
Chair: Barbara Mueller