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  • The Church and Society Task Force is open to all. Its purpose is to find ways to help members of the congregation find a voice in these issues that mean the most to them. We encourage members of the congregation interested in issues of social justice to join us.

    "United Methodist Book of Discipline 1996, Section IV. General Board of Church and Society 1002. Purpose - The purpose of the board shall be to relate the gospel of Jesus Christ to the members of the Church and to the persons and structures of the communities and world in which they live. It shall seek to bring the whole of human life, activities, possessions, use of resources, and community and world relationships into conformity with the will of God. It shall show the members of the Church and the society that the reconciliation that God effected through Christ involves personal, social, and civic righteousness."

    Aging In Place

    Seniors Being Hungry is a Nationwide Epidemic

    Nearly one in every six seniors in America faces the threat of hunger and not being properly nourished. This applies to those who aren’t sure where their next meal is coming from and those who don’t have access to the healthiest possible food options. The issue is severe enough that the AARP reports that seniors face a healthcare bill of more than $130 billion every year due to medical issues stemming from senior hunger.

    Aging in Place is a resource hub for seniors and their families to learn more about the specific aspects of aging in place. You can visit their one-stop shop for expert know-how in order to make the best decisions about in-home care, insurance, government assistance, and other financial resources, transportation options, and home remodeling.

    Bread for the World Offering of Letters

    Bread for the World is a non-partisan, Christian citizens& movement to end hunger.

    Offering of Letters is an initiative where communities of faith write letters to congressional Representatives expressing their feelings about world poverty issues.

    The Berwyn Church and Society Committee is sponsoring this Offering of letters here, where church members who support this effort write letters to their congress-person and bring the letters to church on June 7th. We will place these letters in the offering plates during church service, prayerfully offering them to God before sending them to Congress.

    This outpouring of concern sends a powerful message to our political leaders and helps us move closer to a goal of ending hunger. Information on this worthwhile initiative can be found on the church web site.

    Earth Day and Creation Celebration

    • April 22 - Earth Day
    Responding to widespread environmental degradation, Gaylord Nelson, a United States Senator from Wisconsin, called for an environmental teach-in, or Earth Day, to be held on April 22, 1970. Over 20 million people participated that year, and Earth Day is now observed each year on April 22 by more than 500 million people and national governments in 175 countries.

    • April 26 - BUMC Creation Celebration
    This celebration will serve as a venue for the public to be educated, get inspired, promote community involvement, instigate action, and have family fun.

    Other Current Issues of Interest

    Fair Trade practices, also Global Climate Change