Hunger and Justice

Over the past few years, we have raised awareness and provided opportunities for Community and Zion members to respond to local and global needs for “daily bread.”

  • We have raised money to send ELCA “Good Gifts;” farm animals, community gardens, fish ponds, and more overseas.
  •  One year our “Walk for Water,” to the St. Louis River and back, raised money for 3 village wells.
  •  Regularly, we have arranged meal serving at the Union Gospel Mission, encouraged bell ringing and support for the Salvation Army, and held meetings to discuss Amnesty International, the synod Immersion Trip to El Paso and Juarez, a medical mission in Haiti, etc.
  •  The picture above recalls one of our several evenings at Fond Du Lac Tribal and Community College where members of the church prepared soup or chili and sides, and served a meal for students in their dormitory. 
  • Our committee is eager to expand our membership and involvement.  We are grateful for the recent involvement and contributions of Pastor CJ Boettcher and family and Zion’s Youth and Family minister, Katie Anderson

Congregational Book Read

Please consider joining the Hunger and Justice Committee as we spend time in study and conversation about “A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota”. This book, published in 2016, lifts up voices of 16 different Minnesotan writers who share varying perspectives on what it means to live as a person of color in the state of Minnesota.  One review shared that “[The authors] give readers a splendid gift: the gift of touching another human being’s inner reality, behind masks and veils and politeness. They bring us generously into experiences that we must understand if we are to come together in real relationships.”

New Dates:

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Thursday, may 20, 2021

6:30-7:30 pm

We will  meet indoors at Zion in the social hall and on Zoom.  Masks and social distancing are required and can change due to Covid conditions.  Registration is required due to space.  Call 218-879-4647.  For those not comfortable attending in person, there will be a Zoom option.  You can borrow the book from the Cloquet Library, purchase from Zenith bookstore or order on-line.

 

Fon Du Lac Tribal and Community College

During the school year, the Hunger and Justice committee serves meals to our neighbors at the Fon du lLac Tribal and Community College.  If you are interested in  providing a meal or a similar outreach, please reach out to the Hunger and Justice Committee via the church office.

Upcoming Events

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