Thanks to all who participated as volunteers and shoppers during the annual Stop and Shop food drive. This year we collected 1397 lbs. of food for the local food pantry and raised $357!
The next food donation during the time of Fellowship will be Sunday Apri 23. As always, cash is appreciated along with food items. A new venture is being launched at the food pantry. Dog and cat food will also be accepted as a donation for residents who have pets.
Cupcakes with a Causeon Sunday, March 19 raised $391! to be donated to School on Wheels .
Future Directions for Social Justice at Old Shipwill be the focus for the Sunday Forum on Sunday, April 2 at 12 p.m. in the Parish House parlor.
To build upon what has been accomplished during the last three years with the focus for social justice on homelessness and hunger, the Social Justice Council is inviting and encouraging members of the Old Ship community to attend this discussion of recommendations by the Social Justice Council.
This conversation will be an opportunity to share perspectives about the possible expansion of the theme of Homelessness and Hunger, and to share ideas for new strategies of collaboration and communication among Old Shippers and the community. Bring your thoughts, your questions, and your comments. For those who would like to share in the discussion and cannot attend the Forum, Ginny Perelson can be contacted by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the Date
Sunday, June 11 is Justice Sunday. The UUA/UUSC theme this year is “Protecting Vulnerable Populations”. There will be an opportunity during Fellowship to advocate by writing postcards to legislators.
Social Justice Council March Newsletter
Hingham Food Pantry Next food collection during Fellowship Hour will be Sunday, March 26. Just a reminder that cash is also accepted as a donation.
ANNUAL STOP AND SHOP FOOD DRIVE is Sunday, March 5 from 12-4 p.m. at the Stop and Shop on 3A in Hingham. Many volunteers have signed up, but you can still help! Please consider shopping this afternoon and buying something for the food pantry. This food drive is to restock the pantry in time for the Easter Holiday Pantry.
CUPCAKES WITH A CAUSE This Old Ship tradition will be co-sponsored this year by the Nurturing Community and Social Justice Councils on Sunday, March 19 during Fellowship Hour. The funds raised will all go to School on Wheels, which provides academic and mentoring support for children whose families are homeless and living in shelter housing. Bake and/or buy cupcakes!
ALL INVITED to the Sunday Forum On Sunday, April 2 at 12 p.m. the Social Justice Council is hosting a conversation and discussion about the SOCIAL JUSTICE direction for Old Ship during the next three years. The conversation will be held in the parlor of the Parish House. Your input is needed on these questions:
SHOULD WE HAVE ONE TOPIC TO ADDRESS? Past topics have been Access to Education and then Hunger and Homelessness. What could be a new approach? The Council has explored some possibilities and wants to know what you think.
IF OLD Ship CHOOSES ONE TOPIC, WHAT SHOULD THE NEXT TOPIC BE? Immigration Policies and Racial Justice have been suggested. What are other areas of interest?
SHOULD WE AND HOW CAN WE COLLABORATE WITH OTHER SOCIAL ACTION GROUPS? The South Shore Action initiative, mobilized following the election in November is addressing many public policy issues. What is the best way to maximize the impact of the Social Justice Council at Old Ship?
Social Justice Council Newsletter January 2017 Hingham Food Pantry Thanks to all who have been contributing food donations during Coffee/Fellowship Hour. Here is the schedule for the next six months: 1/22 2/26 3/26 4/23 5/21 6/11 January 22 will be the next date for the food collection. Reminder that cash is also acceptable.
THANK YOU EVERYONE!! The annual holiday party for South Shore Friends of the Homeless was a great success. The congregation donated over $900. The money collected went to covering the cost of the food, and the remainder went directly to the organization as a donation. We had plenty of volunteers and were able to pull it off without use of the oven and stove in the kitchen thanks to many individuals preparing dishes at home and delivering them to Old Ship.
SAVE the DATE Saturday, February 4th will be the annual Social Justice community dinner. John Lantham from Father Bill’s will be the featured speaker.
Social Justice Council December Newsletter
Hingham Food Pantry The collection during coffee hour for December is Sunday, December 18. Remember CASH is acceptable if you are not able to bring in food donations. THANK YOU!
SAVE THE DATE(s) Tuesday, December 13th, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. is the annual HOLIDAY PARTY for South Shore Friends of the Homeless. This party has been hosted by Old Ship for several years. Since last year, the Board of Directors along with the Social Justice Council has taken on the task of providing the meal for the holiday party. This year is challenging, due to our lack of adequate kitchen facilities. We are asking for volunteers to: Cook specific items at home and deliver to Old ShipWarm up prepared food and deliver to Old ShipServe at the mealHold babies so that family members can eatClean upPick up and deliver residents If you can volunteer for any of these tasks, please contact Ginny Perelson: email@example.com or Brenda Black Pollara: firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual Social Justice Council dinner will be held on Saturday, February 4. The speaker will be John Lathan from Father Bill’s.
Old Ship Church / 107 Main Street / Hingham, MA 02043 / 781-749-1679 Parish House office hours: Monday - Friday, 9am - 2pm.. Please note: the office is located in the Parish House, which is a separate building from the Old Ship Church.