Bethel SANCTUARIES - Evening Worship Series
Each month, a special Wednesday service
6 pm Taize Service ~
6 pm Taize Service ~
Justice and Peace in the Community and the World
Just Peace has exciting plans to engage you and your family. Our theme for our community life together during the 40 days of Lent is “Feasts and Fasts”, looking at spaces of plenty and starkness in our lives. Leading out of this are very relevant food justice issues that our Just Peace team invites us all to engage.
To develop awareness and action, you will have the following opportunities to participate:
- Take the SNAP Challenge. Experience cooking for your family using the average daily budget of $4.50/person our community members enrolled in SNAP must follow. Take the challenge for one day, one week, or all six weeks of Lent. We'll offer discussion groups to check in with others about how it's going and share recipes. Check out the Good and Cheap website (www.leannebrown.com) for ideas and recipes for living on a SNAP Budget.
- Join our Just Peace Family Worship every March and explore what families participating in the SNAP Challenge learned from their experience and your feedback on the issues of hunger in our community.
- Have you ever considered buying food from a local bulk and natural foods company? If so, Just Peace will be coordinating a group order to Azure Standard in Dufur, OR. We'll also be holding a special offering and seeking donations to purchase commodity foods to bag and donate to our local food bank. More information to follow, but go to this website to learn about Azure Standard, if you're interested: https://www.azurestandard.com/our-history
- What the World Eats is an intriguing photographic collection, with portraits of families from different countries surrounded by a week's worth of food, along with recipes and grocery lists with prices. We have three copies for Bethel folks to take home and look through together to discuss. The children's room will be refreshed with books about food, environmental and social justice, too. (We have Joyce at the Book Peddler to thank for that!)