Social justice is at the heart of the Christian faith. The religious leaders and people of faith involved in making the short public service video below couldn’t fathom a form of Christianity that doesn’t speak to systemic brokenness. They couldn’t imagine a Christian message of redemption and healing that only applied to people’s personal lives and not to their social lives.
Watch the video, “I’m a Social Justice Christian.”
“Talking about hunger without justice is like talking about Jesus without the cross!” Rev. Matthew Bode.
TLPC is involved in many organizations that help us carry out Christ’s love for the world in diverse ways. We support both the Lutheran and Presbyterian Hunger programs, along with Tahoe-Truckee hunger relief through Project MANA. As a Bread for the World Covenant Church, we advocate for political changes that effect poor and hungry people. We are active participants in the Community Collaborative of Tahoe Truckee. In addition, we adopt several families for Christmas each year and sponsor a community wide Alternative Christmas Fair. Offering fair trade products and encouraging their use is also part of social justice at TLPC. Each year we recycle huge amounts of California Redemption Value cans and bottles and send the money, plus matching funds, to “Stand With Africa.” Much of the money raised for social justice is matched by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. A small congregation making a big difference; we take seriously Christ’s words in Matthew calling us to reach out to, “the least of these.” Matthew 25: 37-41.
Here is our 2019 Social Outreach Missions and Justice Team Annual Report. Looking at it I’m amazed at all we manage to do! Is it enough? Of course not, but we’re working at it!
At the bottom of this page you will find links to some of the social justice ministeries we are involved in.
Visit this page often for news and updates for this exciting ministry in our church!
Organizations and Ministries Which Make A Difference
On the 2nd Tuesday of each month we will be present 9-Noon at the center so that people can take a hot shower, use the laundry or have a warm, loving place to sit.
On the 2nd Thursday of each month we will be serving a hot meal from 12-2 pm. If you would like to help with meals or volunteer contact Lis Green .
Lutheran Office of Public Policy An Advocacy Ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Edie sits on the Policy Council of the California Office.
Project MANA TLPC is a long-time supporter of Project MANA. Many members also volunteer with MANA.
Community Collaborative of Tahoe Truckee TLPC is a partner in the Community Collaborative of Tahoe Truckee.