Social Justice

Be the Good You Want to See in the World.

You may not know exactly where to start to make a difference in this world. Start at Covenant.

Immigration Issues
Sun., March 26, 2pm, First Comm. Church, North Campus, Dublin Rd.
Covenant is partnering with First Community to host some conversation about the current immigration issues. What are some of the stories and faces behind DACA, DAPA, and “undocumented workers,” and how can the church best be faithful in dealing with all this? (Some of us will be going to lunch at MCL beforehand. Let Tracy Keenan know if you are interested in attending.)

You can partner with our urban neighbors on the West Side. Every third Saturday from 4:30 - 7:00. (See details under "Mission.")

You can fight human trafficking. Take a stand with us. We support Freedom a la Carte, Catch Court, and legislation that supports rehabilitation rather than punishment of victims of trafficking. (See details under "Mission.")

Help For Caregivers
The Franklin County Office on Aging maintains a "Community Care Registry" which is a registry service of prescreened, self-employed home care workers. The CCR is a great resource for individuals seeking private pay options for their home care service needs regardless of age or income. The home care workers with CCR can assist with tasks such as personal care, housekeeping, shopping, meal prep and caregiver relief. CCR provides access to experienced home care workers whose qualifications, availability, and hourly rates match the personal needs of the individual. Contact 525-4161; or CCR@frankincountyohio.gov, or www.officeonaging.org.

Save Pop/Soda Tabs 
For several years, Covenant Justice and Peace Ministry has sponsored a collection of pop/soda tabs to benefit the Ronald McDonald House at Children's Hospital. Please remove can tabs and save them for this worthwhile cause. There is a place for tabs at the end of the coat racks.

You can ease the pain of hunger. We encourage legislation that supports programs that feed the hungry. (Bread for the World) We write our senators and congressional representatives once a year - "The Offering of Letters" is a longtime tradition in Presbyterian circles. We'll help you make your voice be heard.

You can give a hand-up instead of a hand-out. We support COMPASS, which has a vital approach to breaking the cycle of poverty.

These groups provide financial help as well to these worthwhile efforts:

Covenant
Presbyterian Women

This group of powerful women give to:

  • CHOICES for Victims of Domestic Violence
  • Church Women United
  • DOMA (SOAP) program to fight human trafficking
  • Mid-Ohio workers
  • Ukirk
  • UA Public Library
  • Westminister-Thurber Life Assistance

Mission & Social Concerns Commission

This group and their Justice and Peace Committee helps the congregation support: 

  • Peacemaking offering
  • Christmas joy offering
  • COMPASS
  • Open Shelter
  • Mission Agencies of the Presbyterian Church (USA)
  • Crop Walk
  • Mid-Ohio Food Bank
  • One Great Hour of Sharing
  • Community Shelter
  • Ronald McDonald House

Deacons

This group provides support to:

  • The American Red Cross Blood Drives
  • Adopt-a-Family
  • COMPASS
  • Providing meals, transportation, and bereavement support to many