The Missions and Social Action Committee shall be responsible for representing, within the Shalom family, the need for social action in the community at large. The committee shall be responsible for recommending how the church’s missions budget will be distributed. The committee shall advocate, with the approval of the Church Council, specific social actions by church members as individuals or by the membership as a whole.
The Mission & Social Actions Committee is urging a no vote by Congressman Newhouse on the American Health Care Act. Call or write to Congressman Newhouse. 14 million Americans, mostly Medicaid recipients, losing healthcare in 2018 fails our Christian duty to "the least of these" (Matthew 25).
A Prayer for Our Earth by Pope Francis
All-powerful God, you are present in the whole universe
and in the smallest of your creatures.
You embrace with your tenderness all that exists.
Pour out upon us the power of your love,
hat we may protect life and beauty.
Fill us with peace, that we may live
as brothers and sisters, harming no one.
O God of the poor,
help us to rescue the abandoned and forgotten of this earth,
so precious in your eyes.
Bring healing to our lives,
that we may protect the world and not prey on it,
that we may sow beauty, not pollution and destruction.
Touch the hearts
of those who look only for gain
at the expense of the poor and the earth.
Teach us to discover the worth of each thing,
to be filled with awe and contemplation,
to recognize that we are profoundly united
with every creature
as we journey towards your infinite light.
We thank you for being with us each day.
Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle
for justice, love and peace.