Social Justice Ministries

 

‎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.

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

FRSC_LOGOFood and Resource Support Center

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.

Africa Recycling

Truckee Day

Fair Trade

Project MANA TLPC is a long-time supporter of Project MANA. Many members also volunteer with MANA.

Bread for the World

Presbyterian Hunger Program

ELCA Hunger Program

Community Collaborative of Tahoe Truckee TLPC is a partner in the Community Collaborative of  Tahoe Truckee.

KIVA

Presbyterian Peace Fellowship

International Health Partners

Worship With Us!

Sunday Worship: 10:00 a.m.  We meet at the Seventh Day Adventist Church facility at 11662 Hope Court, set back in the woods near the corner of Hwy 267 and Brockway Road.  Click on the link for  more information.

Sunday Seminars: 9:00 a.m.  Click on the link and scroll down for current topics.

Faith and Community

Prayer Requests

We would like to pray for you. Please email any prayer requests to Pastor Joanie and indicate if it is confidential (for the pastors only) or you would like the Prayer Team or the Congregation to pray for you. Pastor Joanie

Follow us on Twitter