What does justice mean? We believe that prayer needs to be more than just pretty words -- if we want healing in the world, we need to respond to God’s call for justice. Whether it is helping to build a library in a South African township, collecting food for the local food pantry, or helping neighbors in financial need, Messiah strives to embody the justice of Jesus’ beatitudes.
From the Catechism portion of the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer:
The mission of the Church is to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ. The Church pursues its mission as it prays and worships, proclaims the Gospel, and promotes justice, peace, and love. The Church carries out its mission through the ministry of all its members.
The Parish of the Messiah is delighted that its interest in justice and outreach has been reaffirmed by receiving a House of Mercy diocesan grant from the Charles River Deanery. This grant sponsors programming to help women and children. This new initiative at Parish of the Messiah, Women and Children in Need, also known as WIN, has as its goal support for the parish's general outreach mission, and especially at key holidays during the liturgical and calendar year: Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Shortly after the 141st annual meeting was held on January 27, 2013, a newly formed outreach committee held its first meeting in order to discuss planning, fundraising and outreach efforts.
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