our ministries

 

We believe that is our moral imperative to listen, learn, and act to help bend the arc of justice toward God’s vision of love, wholeness, peace, and justice for all of God’s children.

 

Our Social Justice Committee takes a central role in leading us in the pursuit of these goals.  We monitor current events for issues that warrant a response, such as peaceful protests, media releases, letters to politicians, and collaborations with other groups, e.g.:

 

  • With Christ Episcopal, we create billboards for display on the front of the church. Topics include Black Lives Matter, LGBTQI Pride Month, and getting out the vote.
  • Our environmental work includes education on electric cars, carbon footprint and recycling.
  • We organize social justice reflections for our community.
  • We choose one important issue every month and help our members to lobby their elected officials, e.g., gun control, Ohio's death penalty, “Don’t Say Gay” bills, the war in Ukraine, and confirming Supreme Court justices.

We respect the right of our members to express their individual opinions regardless of a discerned response from the Social Justice Committee or the community.

Our Community Outreach Committee leads efforts to help people in need. We have volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and Rebuilding Together Dayton. We furnish household essentials for first-time homeowners and tenants.

Our Member Support Committee assist LBC members who are experiencing personal crises.