Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.
"The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace, and brotherhood."
Martin Luther King Jr.
Fair Trade Coffee Sale
On the third Sunday of each month at Woodbury (September-May) and the second Sunday of each month at Peaceful Grove, WPGUMC offers for sale fair trade coffee, organic tea, cocoa, and chocolate. Through this sale we support the UMCOR Coffee Project, a United Methodist Committee on Relief project linking congregations with small farmers and their families through fair trade. As Christians we can address a consumer dilemma by buying coffee that is fairly traded. United Methodist congregations that participate are supporting practices which help farmers in Latin America, Africa and Asia earn a fairer share of income, obtain access to credit and technical support, and gain a trading partner they can trust, a fair trade organization called Equal Exchange.
Find out what the United Methodist Church is saying and doing in the area of Social Justice
The United Methodist Church has a long history of concern for social justice. Its members have often taken forthright positions on controversial issues involving Christian principles. There are many contemporary issues of great concern to United Methodists (cuts in child care funding, lack of affordable housing, lack of access to affordable health care, cuts in food aid programs, and many more). You can read more at the website of the General Board of Church and Society. Find out what issues are being discussed, what votes are coming before the legislature, and how to contact your representatives in national, state, and local government. Be an activist! http://www.umc-gbcs.org/