The Board of Christian Social Action works to make God’s word alive in the world, our local church and neighborhood, to the furthest reaches of the earth, wherever there is a perceived need that can be addressed by the work of hands or financial support.
We have attempted to meet local needs by allocating monies to local agencies such as the Friendship Center, Pathways/Senderos, and the Prudence Crandall Center.
Our annual Christmas Dinner provides sustenance for the soul and body at that special and often difficult time of year. Participating in Rebuilding Together - a national housing renewal organization - provides comfort and safety for those with housing needs.
National concerns are addressed by shepherding funds to our national church organizations and assisting in collections such as “One Great Hour of Sharing.” The Board has provided personnel for emotional support of disenfranchised youth by working with local agencies.
Evangelism - sharing the good news we celebrate each Sunday - is also included in this Board’s responsibilities.
As a Board member, there are many ways you can participate. Hands on experiences such as the Christmas Dinner, Rebuilding Together, and the Walk Against Hunger provide opportunities for direct Christian service. If you have the gift of persuasion, presenting moments of concern as Sunday services help “rally the troops” for support of worthy collections. An open and inquisitive mind will help keep the Board aware of important social issues and new ways Christ’s message can take visible form in the world. Anyone with an open heart, an active mind, and willing hands is welcome!
For more than 35 years, South Church has hosted the city for a community wide dinner..... Church groups from all over town help put the event together. More than 500 guests are served.... Enjoy these photos taken from over the years....