Just Love, an Our Saviour's working group rooted in Christ’s Love for all people, continues the ministry that Christ just loved people as he walked with communities who felt marginalized and made sure they were named, loved, and safe.
- Creating safe places for marginalized communities within our church walls and church family. Matthew 22:37-39 Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’”
- Committing to work for justice and peace through growth, education, advocacy, and service. Micah 6:8 What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.
- Centering people who society has pushed to the margins. Psalm 149:4 For the Lord takes pleasure in God’s people; God adorns the humble with victory.
For over 60 years, Our Saviour’s has been about one thing: Christ’s Love! Join the Just Love Team as we launch new initiatives for Our Saviour’s centered on this simple truth….Just Love by Knowing Jesus and Making Jesus Known.
What we are doing?
Just Love has multiple sub-groups working on several topics at the same time. Right now we are addressing racial diversity within Our Saviour’s and our wider community through relationships and education, exploring ways to make sure our church is inclusive and welcoming to all people, and reflect Christ’s love by advocating for people who feel marginalized.
Coming in June: Dialogues in Faith/Just Love outdoor book discussion
Join us June 6-27 as we read and discuss "The God Who Sees: Immigrants, the Bible, and the Journey to Belong" by Karen Gonzalez. Please bring a lawn chair and your willingness to grow. We will meet Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in the Celebration garden (or inside in case of inclement weather). The discussion schedule is as follows:
June 6: foreword, preface, and chapters 1 & 2
June 13: chapters 3-5
June 20: chapters 6-8
June 27: chapters 9-11.
As we continue this work, we will continue to update the congregation. If you would like to hear more or join us in this work or if you find yourself with questions, please feel free to email us at JustLove@oursaviours.com.