The Social Justice and Outreach Team is a group of people who are passionate about advocacy, action and consideration for people who find themselves challenged by daily life- the ones who often have no voice to even ask for help.
Do you have a passion to "be the change you want to see in the world?" If so, you are welcome to join us.
The team seeks ways to support local community, national and international initiatives, sharing stories about their work as a means of inspiration, advocacy and education.
At present the Team is focussing on work related to developing right relationships with Canada's indigenous peoples, along with First United Church in the Downtown Eastside.
As of February 2020, the team consists of Carol Sawyer (Chair), and Marion Kirk, and Ray Boucher. Others participate in specific projects.
Meetings are usually held on the fourth Wednesday of the month from 7 to 9 pm at LVUC.
September 30: Orange Shirt Day
Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in the spring of 2013. It grew out of Phyllis' story of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school at the Mission, and it has become an opportunity to keep the discussion on all aspects of residential schools happening annually.
For more info, including Phyllis' story, please click on Right Relationships on your left.
July-Aug 2020: Pride Week: Have you ever heard the First Nations phrase "Two Spirit", and wondered what it means? If so, click on our Right Relationship to your left to find out more, along with other interesting events happening in the world of Reconciliation.
June 2020: Our partner First United Church is asking for your help. Please click on 'Our Support for First United Church' to the left for more info. Thank-you!
June 2020: Support Guatemala artists hit hard by the current pandemic. Lynn Valley United Church was about to travel down to Guatemala in April of this year, but like everyone else, had our plans put on hold. Because of this pandemic a web has been created for you to purchase beautiful gifts from the various artist there. Please click on 'Right Relations to the left for more info, along with the link to site. It's never too early to start to think about a wonderful Christmas gift! Thank-you