Archive for May, 2011

Pride Sunday

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Sojourners will celebrate Pride Sunday June 26 when we honor those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and their families. The service of Acceptance and Affirmation will feature a speaker and music by the Sojourners Band. Our Open & Affirming Social Justice Group facilitates this annual service.

Social Justice Sunday

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

The next regularly scheduled meeting of Sojourners Social Justice Groups is July 10 after worship. These groups are open to anyone who would like to participate. If you’re new to the church or simply haven’t decided on a group yet, feel free to drop in on one or more of the meetings to find out what’s happening.

Flourishing Flowers & Children

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

The Eco-Justice Outreach group is delighted to announce that the sale of organic tulip bulbs exceeded our goal by almost 30%, raising a grand total of $330 to give in support of the children’s programs at Charlottesville’s QCC Farms!  The funds will enrich children’s lives and strengthen their connections to the Earth by helping pay for organic gardening activities, healthy snacks, outings, and 4-H camping.

Heartfelt thanks to all who participated, and especially to M.N. for providing a display of informational photos, a bouquet from the QCC garden, and beautiful hand-painted gift cards.

Collections for Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

For many years at Christmas, Sojourners has participated in an in-gathering of hygiene items as well as Christmas and all-occasion cards for inmates of the Fluvanna County Correctional Center for Women.  We join with many other churches and organizations in this collection. This year we began the drive in May and will collect items throughout the remainder of the year in order to meet the large demand.  A list of needed items is available at the church. This initiative is spearheaded by the Prison Ministry Social Justice Group.