Social Action Committee

SOCIAL ACTION COMMITTEE
(Formerly called the Outreach Committee)

The mandate of the Social Action Committee of Saint Andrew’s United Church is to actively engage with the congregation and the broader community in advocacy and action on social justice.

Through Lunch’N’Learns and fundraising events, we inform and educate our congregation about relevant social justice issues. We seek to strengthen links between members of St. Andrew’s United Church and community partners such as Brunswick Street Mission, Phoenix Youth and Direction 180. We continue to support a seasonal Drop-In Centre downstairs at St Andrew’s prior to and for participants in the Sunday Suppers.

We network and advocate with other United Churches and the ecumenical social justice coalition, KAIROS, as we seek to address poverty, racism, and climate change and to support environmental justice, right relations and solidarity with First Nations peoples, and Peace with Justice for Palestine and Israel.

We meet as a committee on the first Tuesday of the month in the Mary Holmes Fellowship Room. The Chair of the Social Action Committee reports to the Saint Andrew’s Church Council about our concerns and actions.

New members and visitors are welcome.

For further information, please contact either Janet de Saint Sardos at jdesaintsardos@gmail.com> or Elaine Gunn at elaine@gunnfamily.ca