by Alison Pierce

As is our tradition during the month of February, in honor of Black History Month, the Missions Committee chooses an organization that has an impact on the Black community. This year, we
voted to give $500 to Learning for Justice. As an initiative of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Learning for Justice works with educators, students, caregivers, and communities to provide
free educational resources and professional development in the areas of Race and Ethnicity, Ability, Gender and Sexual Identity, Bullying and Bias, and other topics.These resources – such as
articles, guides, lessons, films, webinars, and more – help foster shared learning and reflection in the hopes of building and maintaining meaningful relationships within communities to create justice for all.

In addition, our church continues to support the Men’s Shelter at Harvest Community Church in Woonsocket by providing a hot meal on the first Saturday of each month with the help of the
Broaster House. We donated 25 meals along with home-baked treats from Sandy Gamache. This taste of home is truly appreciated by the men who visit the shelter. Also, thank you to all who
donated new white t-shirts, which will be given to the approximately 22-24 men who frequent the shelter. Over 100 t-shirts were donated! What a generous congregation we have!