Justice and Witness

Making God’s Shalom visible in our community, nation, and world.

Inspired by Jesus’ life, we seek to create a world of economic and social justice that is environmentally sustainable through awareness and action.

Led by our Board of Justice and Witness, and in partnership with local and national organizations, our congregation is committed to five impact goals for justice and peace.

1. Create a welcoming city for immigrants and refugees

2. Provide safety and support for those experiencing homelessness

3. Protect the environment

4. Reject and dismantle racism

5. Sustain a welcoming community for LGBTQ people

If you are interested in working on any of these issues with Gables UCC, please contact Pastor Aaron at AaronL@gablesucc.org.

Community Relations Grant Application

The Gables UCC Community Relations Grant Program supports community-based non-profit organizations, projects, and events in Miami-Dade County. Priority is given to organizations that match with the impact goals of our Board of Justice and Witness:

Housing and Homelessness
Immigration
Racial Justice
Environment
LGBTQ+ Justice

There are three funds from which we draw for our grant program:
Mary Porter Wise Outreach Fund – for the education of children and youth
Margie Berry Scholarship Fund – for the education of migrant women
Mission and Outreach Fund – all other funding requests

The committee will consider requests up to $2,500. The application process is open year round until our funds are exhausted.