Social Justice Council Steering Team

Members coordinate the meetings and many activities of the Social Justice Council

Detailed Description: 
Members participate in monthly SJCST meetings (second Wednesday, 5:30-7:00 p.m.) and meetings of the full Council, usually three per year. They facilitate communication between committees, action groups, task forces, and special interest groups that are part of the Social Justice Council. They oversee legislative action, including tabling and letter writing campaigns. They help with broad interest, congregation-wide projects, such as an annual “common read.” Co-chairs attend quarterly Leadership Assembly meetings. There are no voting positions open at present but any interested person can attend SJCST meetings at any time. Please contact one of the co-chairs if you are interested in joining our Steering Team as a voting member. The chairs of the committee average 8-10 hours per month preparing for and attending meetings and other miscellaneous organizing.
Service Term: 
3 years
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

The community impact of the Social Justice Council is felt in many ways: in the Winter Shelter, where two weeks of meals and night monitors are coordinated; in Dove House, for whom a collection is taken; in the Boiler Room, where soup is prepared one Sunday a month; in our LGBTQ community, for whom special events are planned; and in numerous other special interest groups and committees, which are involved? in the annual Social Justice Sunday service. The personal satisfaction that comes from making someone else’s life better cannot be measured. Social Justice work is action oriented and guided by the values inherent in our Seven Principles.

Skills Needed: 

Organizing, communicating, taking initiative, facilitating meetings, being flexible, following-through, keeping records. teamwork, decision making.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

Present chairs are eager to train and mentor.

Contact Person: 
Emelia DeSouza, Diane Haas
Contact Person Email:
Ministry Team: 
# of positions available: 
Position Open
Hours per Month: