Mission, Social Justice, Volunteer

Africa Interest Group

A new group is forming of people who are interested in Africa and/or have lived in or visited the continent.  Contact John Riggan, 215-842-9272, jriggan@tccgrp.com

FUMCOG Against the Death Penalty
The FUMCOG Against the Death Penalty Group advocates for the abolition of the death penalty and educates the congregation on related issues.  The committee sponsors the “For Whom the Bells Toll” project, ringing a bell of our carillon in opposition to state-sponsored execution. Contact Karen Clark, 215-765-6970, clarkkj@dolphin.upenn.edu or Eileen Gilkenson, 215-242-6619, eileen.mary@verizon.net

The FUMCOG Fair Trade Bazaar
The Fair Trade Bazaar is a witness in the church to justice through fair trade.  The Bazaar provides a market of goods created by artisans fairly compensated for  their labor, educates shoppers about fair and exploitive labor practices and supports the FUMCOG mission through contributions of profits to the church. For more information, contact Julie Cox, 215-836-1233, jcox6814@verizon.net.

The Haiti Committee
The Haiti Committee partners with Haitian neighbors here in Philadelphia to work for justice in Haiti, and plans trips for FUMCOGers to visit Haiti and learn about issues of justice there.  We also raise money to support the work of The Peasant Association of Fondwa. with which FUMCOG is twinned and FONKOZE, the bank for the organized poor in Haiti.  Contact Rodney Chonka, 215-849-9525, rodney.chonka@isinet.com, or Ray Torres, 215-753-9022, raytorres2@verizon.net.

Religion and Race
The Religion and Race committee keeps the issues of racial and social justice before the members of FUMCOG, educating the congregation and actively supporting the elimination of racism and white privilege.  We also celebrate FUMCOG members’ actions in pursuit of these goals. Contact Barbara Mitchell, 215-848-3670, baruth51@aol.com or Willie Little, .wdlittle@verizon.net

Religion and Accessibility
The Religion and Accessibility Committee works to make worship and church activities welcoming and barrier-free for all.  Projects have included the elevator, space in selected pews for wheelchairs, large print bulletins and a sound system assist. Contact Barbara Revere, 215-849-1364, or Roberta Millard, 215-276-9449, . rmillard1035@aol.combre2696294@aol.com

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