The Social Action Coordinating Committee (SACC) has been busy fulfilling our mandate. However we realize that not everyone understands what we are doing, nor know how to get involved. So we are taking a couple of steps to clear things up!
First, is our short “blurb” here. Secondly, we are excited about finally hosting a Sunday Service and then a 2nd hour sometime in the fall.
The purpose of SACC is to encourage and support active participation of the congregation in social and environmental action. We do this through building connections, providing support and getting stuff done.
SACC occasionally makes recommendations via the Board and then at the AGM about initiatives that require ongoing support. These initiatives often become standing committees. For the past few years these have been Green Sanctuary, Truth and Reconciliation and Refugee Sponsorship.
Other ad hoc teams are welcome to form around social action issues. For example teams have worked on: public forums during election campaigns, supporting a play on bullying (A Shape of a Girl), building awareness and writing letters (e.g.: provincial budget, poverty reduction, discrimination, and upcoming is around recent changes to the library).
SACC also makes recommendations to Sunday Services Committee regarding community groups for the shared plate offering (five groups per year). And this year we are publicizing the Memorial Fund grant (annual grant of $500 for outside community group). See link.
We are very interested in supporting collaborative efforts in the community. We partner with organizations such as Reconciliation Saskatoon, the Saskatoon Public Library, and the Saskatoon Poverty Reduction Partnership.
SACC consists of members and friends of the congregation as well as other interested people. We meet 5 times a year.
If you are interested in getting involved, have a social action concern and want to work on or just curious, please e-mail me or give me a call. I have been honoured to chair the commitee for the past few years and feel proud of our collective accomplishments.
Kcram53@hotmail.com or 306-371-0854