The Church and Society Task Force is open to all. Its purpose is to find ways to help members
of the congregation find a voice in these issues that mean the most to them.
We encourage members of the congregation interested in issues of social justice to join us.
"United Methodist Book of Discipline 1996, Section IV. General Board of Church
and Society 1002. Purpose - The purpose of the board shall be to relate the gospel
of Jesus Christ to the members of the Church and to the persons and structures of
the communities and world in which they live. It shall seek to bring the whole of
human life, activities, possessions, use of resources, and community and world
relationships into conformity with the will of God. It shall show the members of
the Church and the society that the reconciliation that God effected through Christ
involves personal, social, and civic righteousness."
Bread for the World Offering of Letters
Bread for the World is a non-partisan, Christian citizens& movement to end hunger.
Offering of Letters is an initiative where communities of faith write letters to congressional Representatives expressing their feelings about world poverty issues.
The Berwyn Church and Society Committee is sponsoring this Offering of letters here, where church members who support this effort write letters to their congress-person and bring the letters to church on
We will place these letters in the offering plates during church service, prayerfully offering them to God before sending them to Congress.
This outpouring of concern sends a powerful message to our political leaders and helps us move closer to a goal of ending hunger.
Information on this worthwhile initiative can be found on the church web site.
Earth Day and Creation Celebration
April 22 - Earth Day
Responding to widespread environmental degradation, Gaylord Nelson,
a United States Senator from Wisconsin, called for an environmental teach-in,
or Earth Day, to be held on April 22, 1970. Over 20 million people participated
that year, and Earth Day is now observed each year on April 22 by more than 500
million people and national governments in 175 countries.
April 26 -
BUMC Creation Celebration
This celebration will serve as a venue for the public to be educated,
get inspired, promote community involvement, instigate action, and have family fun.
Fair Trade practices,
Global Climate Change