Church and Society

CREATING CHANGE TOGETHER THROUGH CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

Historically the United Methodist Church has been committed to connecting “faith and life, church and society, and justice and peace.”  The General Board of Church and Society has created the document,  “CREATING CHANGE TOGETHER:  A Toolkit for Faithful Civic Engagement.”  The General  Secretary, Susan Henry-Crowe, writes:  “If every United Methodist put their faith into action, just think about the change we could create together.”

Social Principles of the United Methodist Church provides guidelines for our task. Click here to read the 2020 United Methodist Social Principles.

Our Social Principles are grounded in Scripture and provide a foundation and guide for putting our faith into action. Download the Toolkit at https://www.umcjustice.org/documents/119. Links to more resources are at https://www.umcjustice.org/what-you-can-do/advocacy/take-action/creating-change-together

Montgomery County Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Events

Montgomery County-sponsored household hazardous waste collection events have begun. The events are by appointment only and pre-registration is required. COVID-19 CDC guidelines must be followed when attending an event. No televisions, electronics or appliances are accepted at these chemical collections. Businesses and contractors will be turned away from these residential events. Visit  https://www.montcopa.org/774/Accepted-Hazardous-Household-Waste-Items  for a list of acceptable and unacceptable items, and safety guidelines. 

Register at www.MontcoPARecycles.org.

Saturday, May 1 – Indian Valley Middle School, 130 Maple Avenue, Harleysville

Saturday, May 8 – Montgomery County Community College, enter at 595 Cathcart Road, Blue Bell

Saturday, June 12 – Temple University, Ambler Campus, enter at 1431 East Butler Pike, Ambler

Saturday, June 19 – Abington Junior High School, enter at 2056 Susquehanna Road, Abington

Saturday, September 25 – Spring-Ford 9th Grade Center, 400 South Lewis Road, Royersford

Sunday, October 24 – Lower Merion Transfer Station, 1300 North Woodbine Avenue, Penn Valley