Outreach

 

And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.
– Paul’s letter to the Corinthians –

The United Church of Santa Fe strives to “Love God, Love Neighbor, Love Creation.” There are several opportunities to move beyond the physical walls of United by being God’s hands and heart in this world.

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United’s Communities of Ministry:

  • St. Elizabeth Shelter Dinners: Volunteers prepare, serve, and share a meal at St. Elizabeth Shelter on the third Tuesday of the month. (Joanne Rhodes: geminijosie1@aol.com)
  • Casa Familia Dinners: On the first Wednesday of the month, volunteers provide entrees, salads, vegetable dishes, and drinks for dinner at Casa Familia. (Monika McKennie: monikamckennie@aol.com)
  • Interfaith Shelter Week: In mid-March United volunteers are present at the shelter and serve and/or provide food. (Marc Black: 505-490-1256; or Jennifer Kilbourn: 505-490-9119)
  • Communities in Schools: Volunteers commit to at least one hour per week at a local partner school. Over the course of the academic year volunteers build meaningful relationships which empower children to stay in school and achieve their potential. (unitedchurchsf@gmail.com)
  • United Advocacy Day at the State Capital: Once a year, members and friends of United meet with New Mexico State Legislators to talk about legislation pertaining to poverty, housing, and the environment. (Hank Hughes: 505-660-8845)
  • Intergenerational Service/Mission Trips to the Borderlands and Navajo Nation: The trips are usually in January (Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend) and March/April (public schools spring break). They include service, education, relationship building and outdoor recreation. (unitedchurchsf@gmail.com)

United volunteers with and has developed a relationship with the following organizations:

About Paul’s letter to the Corinthians, William Sloane Coffin said, “I doubt if in any other scriptures of the world there is a more radical statement of ethics.”

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