Social and Environmental Justice Ministry
Our Justice and Witness Ministry team is truly involved in the community in a multitude of ways. Take a deeper look at how we are changing the community and discover what matters to us.
Voter Empowerment Leadership Team
We affirm that each person is created in the image of God and deserves full citizenship rights. This group provides both information and opportunities for activism, as the rights of voters–particularly people of color and those who are poor–continue to be threatened.
This ministry began as a partnership with Shemá Church in Havana, Cuba as a mission project of the Fraternity of Baptist Churches in Cuba and the Alliance of Baptists, in which Harmony Creek was formerly a member church. The partnership dissolved when the Cuban church closed. We continued corresponding with a pastor of the former partner church, Sao, who writes spiritual poetry that is shared with the congregation. As living conditions deteriorated in Cuba, the Cuba Ministry spearheaded efforts to bring Pastor Sao to the USA through a new immigration program assisting migrants from Cuba and three other Caribbean/Central American countries. We have submitted necessary materials and await official determination.
Domestic Violence Initiative
The DVI exists to raise awareness concerning family and domestic violence and to find ways to support organizations that are helping domestic violence victims. We place great importance on making Harmony Creek Church a truly safe space.
We offer a choice food pantry at 5737 Bigger Road to help fight food insecurity for members of our community. We work with other churches and organizations to gather food items as well as pet food and toiletries to be given to families. The pantry is open every Thursday from 5:30-6:30 pm, and we serve area codes 45419, 45420, 45429, 45440, 45458, and 45459.
Our church is currently partnering with a large family from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that has been resettled in Dayton. We are continuously enriched by this relationship as the children blossom and the family works toward self-sufficiency.
Our Justice and Witness Ministry team leads the church to engage in missions and ministries that reach out to our community and beyond by doing the following:
creating places of refuge and renewal for those who are wounded and/or ignored by the church
coordinating the distribution of the church's financial resources locally and through our church's wider mission
acting with compassion
advocating for justice
caring for the Earth
working for peace
Through all of these ministries, we are working with the church's stated mission of demonstrating God's love.
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