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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.

Voters

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.

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Cuba Ministry

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.

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LGBTQ+ Equality

As an open and affirming church, we have a responsibility to work for LGBTQ+ equality in the social and faith communities. Our church is partnered with PFLAG Dayton and Rainbow Elder Care and often participates in LGBTQ+ events.

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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.

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Refugee Ministry

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. 

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Justice

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.

Have questions or want more information? Contact justice@harmony-creek.org.

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