We have an incredibly active Social Justice Ministry here at Holy Spirit with several different committees covering a wide range of social justice issues. Together the Social Justice Committee has identified a set of long-range goals to guide their work to help those in our community, nation, and world in need of the basics of life, including food, clothing, shelter, and health care. We are always in need of volunteers for our activities and appreciate whenever you can lend a hand. We have also formed ad hoc planning groups to assist in planning several of our long-range goals and would welcome volunteers to participate in any of these planning groups, as well as the committee as a whole.
Ways to Help
We have a variety of on-going and one-time events that are in need of volunteers. Are you interested in helping make or serve a meal at the weekly Community Supper we host for families in need in our area? Are you interested in helping organize our yearly giving trees to local organizations at Christmas time? We have plenty of activities throughout the year in which you can participate!
Refugee & Resettlement Ministry
This ministry was established to respond with compassion to the more than 60 million people who have found themselves displaced by persecution, violence, and disasters around the year. We partner with Lutheran Community Services to support their efforts to resettle refugees, and we work to welcome refugee families into our communities.
We are called as Christians to be advocates for those whose voices are too easily ignored. This team's mission is to educate, encourage, and enable our congregation members to take part in advocacy by providing information on local and national issues, letter writing opportunities, candidate forums, as well as visits to the legislature in Olympia and Washington, DC.
Housing and Homelessness Ministry
We envision a world in which every person has a safe place to call home. To that end we support and partner with organizations which provide eviction protection, emergency shelter, transitional housing, and permanent affordable housing.
Inclusion Ministry exists as a place to encounter, engage, and enrich the lives of people of all abilities by educating to remove anxiety and awkwardness, providing resources, strengthening spiritual connections, providing a safe environment, and providing barrier-free access enabling full participation in worship and service for all people.
Global Ministry seeks to increase our global outreach to alleviate world poverty. We work to meet immediate needs, as well as working for long-term sustainable change by learning, acting, speaking, and sharing.