Service is an integral part of the life of First Church. Our Justice and Mercy Team helps to educate our congregation about different issues in our community as well as facilitate opportunities which move us toward finding solutions.

First Church seeks to help make change happen in and around our community.

The Justice and Mercy Team is growing and we want the scope of our service to grow along with us. Instead of concentrating on one, singular issue, the Team invites the members of First Church to join us over the next two years as we examine the issue at the root of all of these topics - poverty. We will discuss what it means to act justly and love mercy. We will seek input from our partners in the greater community as to the needs and talents of those already in our midst. We will not only ask ourselves to participate in service activities but, more broadly, we will initiate conversations about why these service activities are needed in our community and beyond. We will try to better understand how we can be the Church in the world by joining the fight to disrupt the cycles of systemic poverty.

We hope you will join us in the coming year as we use the theme of Community to guide our work together. Please watch for more information in the coming weeks and months about ways you can be involved moving forward. If you are interested in taking a leadership role in this quest, please contact Katie Gilbert to learn more about joining the Justice and Mercy Team.

In 2015 the Justice and Mercy Team focused upon the theme "Home." Over the course of the year, we worked to educate our community on issues of homelessness and what it takes to move from the streets or condemned housing to secure housing. Watch the video below to learn more about these issues in Birmingham.

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