This Week in Social Action Ministry

The Social Action Ministry (SAM) at First Parish comes from our Unitarian Universalist faith based on the values of love, justice, community, and responsibility. We do this within the supportive environment of our broader church community and the mission of First Parish “…to act on our values to serve the larger community and create a more just and loving world.”

The newly formed Economic Justice Task Force met for the first time this week, prompted by calls to action from Lisa Maria Steinberg and Erik Svenson. If you are interested in the issue of economic justice, there are two events you won’t want to miss.

Tonight at the Cary Memorial Library, the Lexington Global Warming Action Coalition (GWAC) will be screening the movie Before the Flood, which addresses global warming and environmental issues. Refreshments at 6:00pm, movie at 6:30pm, and discussion at 8:00pm. And Thursday night at the Depot from 7:00-8:00pm, Rep. Jay Kaufman will be holding his first forum to discuss upcoming legislative issues. We are hoping that the issue of mandatory minimum sentencing will be addressed. Please support those who will be raising this issue.

Do you have any thoughts or ideas about any of this? If so, feel free to contact Pete Tasker.