When the Prophet Micah proclaims “Do Justice”, Micah is not talking about “retributive” justice; but the “justice” of God: “Distributive Justice, and Restorative Righteousness.” Recently HPCUMC launched a Justice Ministry. I offer the following from the Leadership Team, and invite you to participate.
What Can I DO?
Justice Ministry Update
HPCUMC’s Justice Ministry is working hard with the AMOS Project to gather signatures for the Safe and Healthy Ohio Ballot Initiative. This amendment will reduce mass incarceration and overburdened jails by reducing penalties for non-violent drug offenses and redirect resources toward mental health, drug treatment, rehabilitation and victims’ rights programs. HPCUMC has committed to supply 750 signatures to get the initiative on the November ballot. Here is how YOU can help:
Make sure you have signed the petition. You will find an opportunity in the Welcome Center if you haven’t already!
Help us collect signatures. To get an official petition book and instructions see Jill Colaw between services in the Welcome Center or contact her: email@example.com, or 513-265-1110.
Volunteer to take a shift at the Board of Elections May 8th. The following is a link that will make it easy to sign up and let them know you can take a two hour shift: www.surveymonkey.com/r/5ZP8663
What Else Can I Do?
Vote on May 8!
If you’d like to be added to the Justice Ministry distribution list contact Janice Kummer: firstname.lastname@example.org or 513-439-2253. We periodically send emails with opportunities to serve.
Make Knowledge and awareness a priority! Social justice was Jesus’ mission and we are called as the body of Christ to work toward that end. The Justice ministry has several exciting programs we will offer in the coming months.
We invite you to join us and “Do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God.”
HPCUMC Justice Ministry Leadership Team
Jill/David Colaw, Janice/Stan Kummer, Joyce Miyasato, Jan Seymour, Cathie Shick