STANDING ON THE SIDE OF LOVE
Angela Allard, Coordinator
All Souls is participating in the 30 days of Action to Stand on the Side of Love. In coming up with the various actions, the planners tried to include many social justice issues and work with as many groups in the church and community as possible. We started on January 16th with a beautiful service with Congregation Kol Ami, then a raucous Goat Burning Yulebock, and numerous celebrations of MLK’s birthday. We hope you have kept track of the individual actions that were posted in the Blast, so you are keeping up. But if not, here is the rest of the schedule. We hope you can join us for some of these.
Feb. 2 – Special Offering for Advocates for Immigrant Rights and Reconciliation, to help fund their “Welcoming” work in the community.
Feb. 3 – Send a Valentine to a special person in the congregation. DIY
Feb. 4 – Make SSL Heart shaped cookies and birdfeeders as gifts to members.
Feb. 5 – Deliver Bouquets to a few local leaders who have stood on the side of love this past year – Police Chief Darryl Forte, School Superintendent Dr. Stephen Green; Mayor Sly James, and Councilman Scott Burnett.
Feb. 6 – Deliver Flowers and Cookies to AS members who aren’t mobile.
Feb. 7 – Advocates for Immigrant Rights & Reconciliation will be hosting a Film Night, showing “Tony and Janina’s American Wedding”. The reception following will feature a wedding cake, baked by a local immigrant-owned bakery.
Feb. 8 – The Chili Cook-Off contest is being held – and SSL Team will be there to get Postcards signed, asking our Congressman Cleaver to support a Moratorium on Deportations until Comprehensive Immigration Reform is passed.
Feb. 9 – Sunday Plus Lunch – to raise money for Boston and Celebrate all people with January and February birthdays.
Feb. 10 – “Happy Hour” One on Ones in the Lobby. BYOB.
Feb. 11 – All Faces, All Races: an Immigration Panel hosted by ASUUC, MORE2, and Community Christian. Public Event 6:30 – 8pm Reception following. 205 West 65th St., KCMO.
Feb. 12 – All Souls Delegation to Congressman Cleaver’s office to talk about Deportation Moratorium. Please Call your Congressman, sign a postcard or come with us!
Feb. 13 - Gifts for Caretakers of our Buildings. DIY – Send a note of gratitude for all they do.
Feb. 14 – Valentine’s Dance, open to the public. Tickets $10.00 to help fund the youth trip to Boston this summer.
Feb. 16 – Share the Love Service – with Courageous Love awards being given and a special music Sunday service.