Compassion and Social Justice Team

The Compassion and Social Justice Team plans and coordinates the local mission of First Presbyterian Church, interpreting to the congregation the national and worldwide mission of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), strengthening the public witness of First Presbyterian to the values of God’s kingdom, and otherwise promoting social justice and care for God’s creation.

In partial fulfillment of this charge, we:

  1. Conduct programs of mission education;
  2. Assess our community's needs, with special attention to people who are poor, homeless, victims of prejudice, or otherwise on the margins of society, and identify local mission opportunities for the church;
  3. Encourage and facilitate the participation of members in local, state, national and international service efforts;
  4. Work with Florida Impact and other advocacy networks to promote social justice;
  5. Recommend through the budget process local causes the Session might support, and recommend to the Session occasional special offerings;
  6. Recommend to the Session organizations that might make use of church facilities;
  7. Promote and encourage ecumenical cooperation;
  8. Lead the congregation in the ministry of peacemaking in keeping with the Session’s commitment to peacemaking;
  9. Appoint a church member to the Compassion and Social Justice Team’s seat on the Board of Directors of the First Presbyterian Preschool, Inc.; and
  10. Appoint a member of the Compassion and Social Justice Team to serve on the Board of Directors of ECHO Outreach Ministries.

For more information about First Presbyterian or our Compassion and Social Justice Team, please email the church office or ring us on (850) 222-4504.  We would be happy to get to know you better and answer any questions you may have about the Compassion and Social Justice Team and making First Presbyterian your church home.

September 25, 2020
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