Using the Social Principles of the United Methodist Church as our guide, the Church and Society Work Area at Monona UMC strives to examine contemporary ethical and social justice issues and to respond to those issues from the perspective of our Christian faith. We have concentrated the focus of our work in four areas: creation justice, racial justice, immigration justice, and criminal justice reform.
The purpose of the Church and Society committee is to advance social justice and to educate and inform our congregation and our community about justice issues in our society through events and activities, such as, special worship services, book and film discussions, and issues forums. Our goals include consciousness raising, education, and political advocacy.
Black History Month
In honor of Black History Month, Pastor Laura has created a virtual classrooom with links to resources around anti-racism and highlighting African American achievement. We are also discussing the book Stamped: Racism, Anti-Racism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X Kendi on Thursdays at 7:00 PM. If you would like to join the zoom discussion, please fill out the form HERE.
Discussion dates (Thursdays at 7PM)
Jan. 28th: Section 1, Chapters 1-4
Feb. 4th: Section 2, Chapters 5-10
Feb. 11th: Section 3, Chapters 11-14
Feb. 18th: Section 4, Chapters 15-20
Feb. 25th: Section 5, Chapters 21-24
March 4th: Section 5, Chapters 25-28 adn the Afterword