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SOCIAL ACTION NETWORK

Volunteer Group

Join Salem in events and projects to educate, network, and act to help create a more just, peaceful, and sustainable community and world.

Contact our Social Action Network Chair, Michael Flanagan:

Volunteers Packing Food
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THURSDAYS FOR JUSTICE

DISCUSSION SERIES

EVERY 3RD THURSDAY @ 7 PM ET

Join us for a monthly Zoom discussion with an authority on a current issue impacting social justice, equality, and human rights. 

THURSDAY, JAN. 21:

"Insurrection: How Did We Get Here?"

Examining America's divided political culture, with Dr. Barbara Ferman, Temple University.

 

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Salem is now raising funds to do our part in constructing a new home located in Bristol Borough. Our minimum goal is $5,000 but we hope to raise $10,000 toward this effort to provide a new home for a family in need. READ DETAILS BELOW.

Donate online today; please select Social Action on the Donate form. Thank you!

Building Homes

FAITH BUILD

 
HAVE A HEART - DO YOUR PART!

FOOD COLLECTION THROUGH FEB 14

DROP OFF ON SALEM'S FRONT PORCH
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BETHANY CHILDREN'S HOME GIFT COLLECTION UPDATE

THANK YOU, DONORS!

Located in Womelsdorf, PA, Bethany Children's Home is a United Church of Christ-affiliated residential center for abused and neglected youth. Bethany provides therapeutic, spiritual, and cultural services including psychological treatment, drug and alcohol services, alternative education, community service, and life-skills training. Each holiday season, Salem Church collects much needed gifts and delivers them to the children.

A very special thank you to our wonderful community and church community. You are absolutely amazing and we are so very grateful  for your generosity to this cause!

Bethany Children Home Gift Collection 2020 Final Results:

New Gifts Collected:                260
Value of Collected Gifts:        $6,781.04
Children Supported:                28
Cottages Supported:               6

All gifts were delivered December 14, 2020 by Andy and Kim Beck, William Hughes, and Michael Flanagan.

 

ROADSIDE CLEANUP

NEXT CLEANUP:

SATURDAY APRIL 17, 2021

Every Spring and Fall, Salem partners with PennDOT to pick up roadside trash near the intersection of Hwy 611 and Broad Street. 

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THURSDAYS FOR JUSTICE DISCUSSION SERIES:

Mark your calendars! 

 

When:

  • The Third Thursday of Each Month

  • Held Via Zoom

  • 7 PM EST for about 1 Hour

  • ZOOM LINK

       

 

Social Justice Discussion Series - Confirmed Speakers:

  • January 21st – “INSURRECTION: HOW DID WE GET HERE?” Presenter: Dr. Barbara Ferman

  • February 18th - OPENING DOORS IN AMERICA, THE ADA AND WHAT IT MEANS TO YOU AND ME, Presenter  The Honorable Anthony “Tony” Coelho, Congressman & Co-Author ADA

  • March 18th - A SHOT IN THE ARM:  THE PROMISES AND CONTROVERSIES OF THE COVID VACCINES, Presenter Dr Glenn Rall, PhD, Chief Academic Officer Fox Chase

  • April 15th – BRING ME YOUR POOR, YOUR HUNGRY: IS AMERICA STILL THE PROMISED LAND? Presented by Vanessa Stine, Immigrants' Rights Attorney ACLU

  • May 20th - IS A THREAT ON GAY MARRIAGE A THREAT TO US ALL?,  Presenter Ginger Hardwick

  • June 17th - WE ARE FAM-I-LY,” THE MARGINALIZATION OF NONTRADITIONAL FAMILIES AND SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC POLICIES THAT PROMOTE ITS CONTINUANCE,-The Changing Face of Family in America - Presenter Cheryl H. Litzke, Ph.D, LMFT, Therapist    

  • July 15th - ARE YOU BEING AN ACCOMPLICE FOR RACIAL JUSTICE?,  Presenter Marlene Pray, Activist

SOCIAL ACTION RESOURCES / LINKS

 

MENTAL HEALTH:

There are a great many things you can do to help the UCC Mental Health Network to erase discrimination, eradicate stigma, provide accurate information and share support. Find out more here: UCC Mental Health Network - How To Help

VOTE.VOTE. VOTE:

Here are some useful links about voting and registering to vote:

GET OUT AND VOTE; OR IN THIS CASE GET THE MAIL AND VOTE. - Every Vote Matters!

PA VOTES - Voting by Mail-in or Absentee Ballot

BUCKS COUNTY RESOURCE DIRECTORY

SOCIAL JUSTICE AND THE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST (UCC):

Check out what the UCC is doing for Social Justice HERE

SOCIAL JUSTICE NETWORK AND AREAS WE SUPPORT:

Bethany Children's Home

Bucks County Housing Group

Fish of Doylestown

Stuff the Bus

Habitat For Humanity Bucks County


RESOURCES FOR EDUCATION


BLACK LIVES MATTER - Emmanuel Acho, “uncomfortable conversation” with white America.  Watch His Videos 

COVID - Back To School and COVID, Guidance and Answers to Common Questions 

What is Open and Affirming Mean to You?
Want more education check out this link on Sexuality and Our Faith

 

ON OUR ENVIRONMENT

 

From The United Church of Christ The UCC Environmental Justice/Climate

From the NAACP 

From OEHHA
 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS 

PLANNED ACTIVITIES FOR 2021 ARE:

January 2021                                                   

  • Food Collection

  • 7th Social Action Network Meeting

  • 10th Mission Sunday

  • 21st Thursdays For Justice Discussion Series (ZOOM)

February 2021

  • Food Collection Special Month-long push

  • 4th Social Action Network Meeting

  • 14th  Mission Sunday

  • 18th Thursdays For Justice Discussion Series (ZOOM)

March 2021

  • Food Collection

  • 4th Social Action Network Meeting

  • 14th  Mission Sunday

  • 18th Thursdays For Justice Discussion Series (ZOOM)

April 2021

  • Food Collection

  • 1st Social Action Network Meeting

  • 11th  Mission Sunday

  • 15th Thursdays For Justice Discussion Series (ZOOM)

  • 17th 9AM Roadside Clean Up

May 2021

  • Food Collection

  • 6th Social Action Network Meeting

  • 9th  Mission Sunday

  • 20th Thursdays For Justice Discussion (ZOOM)

June 2021

  • Food Collection

  • 3rd Social Action Network Meeting

  • 13th Mission Sunday

  • 17th Thursdays For Justice Discussion Series (ZOOM)

  • 17th – 20th  Doylestown Pride

  • New Hope Pride

July 2021

  • Food Collection

  • 1st Social Action Network Meeting

  • Stuff The Bus – TBD

  • 11th Mission Sunday

  • 15th Thursdays For Justice Discussion Series (ZOOM)

August 2021

  • Food Collection

  • Stuff The Bus – TBD

  • 5th Social Action Network Meeting

  • 8th Mission Sunday

  • 19th Thursdays For Justice Discussion Series (ZOOM)

September 2021

  • Food Collection

  • 2nd Social Action Network Meeting

  • 12th Mission Sunday

  • 16th Thursdays For Justice Discussion Series (ZOOM)

October 2021

  • 2022 Mission Planning Starts

  • Food Collection

  • 3rd 9AM Roadside Clean Up

  • 7th Social Action Network Meeting

  • 10th Mission Sunday

  • 21st Thursdays For Justice Discussion Series (ZOOM)

November 2021

  • 2022 Mission Planning Ends

  • Food Collection

  • 4th Social Action Network Meeting

  • 14th Mission Sunday

  • 18th Thursdays For Justice Discussion Series (ZOOM)

December 2021

  • Food Collection

  • 2nd Social Action Network Meeting

  • 12th Mission Sunday

  • 20th Thursdays For Justice Discussion Series (ZOOM)

  

Social Action Network Leads:
Ministry                                                                    Network Lead             Sponsor    
Bethany Children’s Home                                        TBD                             The Becks
Blanket Sunday                                                         Beth Mann            
Care of the Environment / Roadside Clean Up      Lindy Radcliffe    
Doylestown Pride                                                      Michael Flanagan
FISH                                                                            Roy Breffitt
Food Drive                                                                 Caitlin Swartley
Habitat For Humanity                                                Michael Flanagan
New Hope Pride                                                        Michael Flanagan
Raising Rainbows                                                      Camila Sansalone
Salem Church Coalition                                           Caroline Dunleavy
Stuff The Bus                                                             Beth Mann
Thank You for all you have done and continue to do!
Michael
Michael Flanagan
Social Action Network Chair
Salem Church, Doylestown, PA

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