Here are some specific action ideas and things that you can DO to MOVE your faith from HEAD and HEART to HANDS and FEET.
Social Action Emphasis
- Human Trafficking Breaking the Chains: Link by Link
First lifted up as a means of education then moved to action in 2014, now includes expanded emphasis of Breaking the Chains of Fear: Keeping Families Together to support vulnerable immigrants and refugees.
Disciples Women Mission Project 2019 – Shelter Supplies for Women & Children
Disciples Women’s current mission project is providing supplies for women and children at a variety of shelters. You can check your own area for the local needs. You may have temporary shelters for people who are living outdoors or in less than ideal conditions. You may have shelters for women who have been abused and had to leave with nothing but what they could carry. Or, you may have shelters for refugees or trafficking victims.
There are some items that are always needed especially for those who serve women and children. There is a need for diapers: anywhere from Newborn to larger sizes…especially sizes 4 and 5. Baby wipes are needed for many purposes. Also, there is always a need for feminine hygiene products at women’s shelters.
Please contact your local shelter or organization about their specific needs first.
Also, please share with the Disciples Women office what you are doing so we can celebrate together. If you have stories or pictures to share on social media, please use #DWConnect. Of course, as always, we want to be careful not to exploit or to have the appearance of exploiting the people we are hoping to assist.
- Environment issues (link to Green Chalice pages)
- Blessed Tomorrow – ecumenical web site dealing with environmental issues, justice, and care. Resourced in part by Disciples.
- Disciples Women’s 6-part Environmental Study (Leader’s guide also available) PDF
- Welcome Baskets PDF
- Recycling: Hearing aids, Eyeglasses and Cell phones PDF
- Recycle plastic bags into sleeping mats for the homeless as done at General Assembly 2015 by Disciples Women and Disciples Youth. Written instructions. Blessing Service.
- Treasures, Not Trash: Foster Care Luggage for Kids PDF
- The Hunger Site
- Wigs for Kids Web site
- “My Brothers’ Keeper” sleeping bags PDF
- Health Kits for Latin American Refugees PDF
Kids 2 Kids Missions is a joint program for the children of the Disciples of Christ and the United Church of Christ. It highlights social action program and activities with this age group in mind.
- To help end hunger, connect with Bread for the World link or call them at (800) 82-Bread
- Change for God Download the promotional flyer PDF
- Tools of Hope Program Guide – call (800) 297-1516
- Devotion to Justice – a series of 34 individual devotions from the Justice Table on the topics of: women and children; hunger and poverty; creation care; and immigration.
- Rev. Jinsuk Chun message at 2012 NAPAD Convocation PDF
- Justice Primer & Study Guide PDF