by Kathy Merkle-Raymond
A sermon by Kathy Merkle-Raymond, Director of Communal Care (preaching texts: Leviticus 19: 1-2, 9-18 and Matthew 5: 38-48)....Download
Organizations that are particularly meaningful to many people within our community of faith:
• Peninsula Peace & Justice
PPJC is dedicated to building coalitions among progressive organizations. Their efforts have led to the formation of broad-based coalitions fighting against U.S. military intervention, corporate globalization, the death penalty and many, many other issues.
• United Campus Christian Ministry
First Presbyterian Church is proud to sponsor United Campus Christian Ministry at Stanford and San Jose State. We welcome students from all local colleges and universities to become fully part of our community of faith.
• South Bay Sanctuary Covenant
SBSC is an ecumenical group of churches, religious groups and concerned individuals from Redwood City to Los Gatos that advocates for Central American refugees here and in their countries of origin.
LifeMoves (formerly InnVision) provides temporary, longer-term and permanent housing with supportive services for men, women and families on the peninsula.
• Peninsula Interfaith Action
PIA helps people create more affordable housing, better neighborhood schools, adequate access to health care, improved economic opportunities, safer communities, and improved quality of life in local communities.
• Council of Churches
The mission of the Council of Churches of Santa Clara County is to express the justice and compassion of Jesus through five areas of commitment: nurturing spiritual formation, building peace, fostering community, sustaining creation, and promoting economic justice.
• The Presbytery of San Jose
Connecting congregations in the counties of Monterey, San Benito, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz, California.
• Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) numbers 2.3 million members in all 50 states and Puerto Rico and includes over 11,000 congregations.