Living Faith • Seeking Justice • Pursuing Peace

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The Church and Society Committee, which formed November 2021, focuses on education, action and advocacy with decision-makers to eliminate the injustices experienced by marginalized people. The committee was approved by the administrative board in October. The group’s first project was advocating for public transportation options in Livingston County for people to get to work and church over the weekend.

In 2024 the Committee unanimously voted to join the Reconciling Ministry Network.

If you have questions or are interested in joining the group to learn more about justice and advocacy issues within the church and community please reach out to the church office, Bryan Facione, chairperson, or Pastor Jon.

Our local Church & Society Committee takes it name from the “big church” version, the General Board of Church and Society, which is dedicated to the work of living faith, seeking justice, and pursuing peace. Learn more about the General Board of Church & Society’s work at

Projects of the Church & Society Committee

Project titles come from the headings of the Social Principles of the United Methodist Church. As the Committee’s work grows it may include more projects. For now, the main areas of justice-seeking work: the Economic Community, the Social Community and the Community of All Creation.

Economic Community Project

This work group currently focuses on issues of transit equity and justice issues around poverty.

Meets the Third Tuesday of the Month, 7pm via Zoom


Pam Kummer and Anne Sparling

The Social Community Project

The Social Community Project encompasses a wide range of civil and human rights as described in the United Methodist Social Principles. The main group’s current work focuses on racism and anti-bias education, personally and corporately as a church and community. The LGBTQ+ Advocacy Group: Inviting All to the Table explores justice issues around human sexuality and the LGBTQ+ community.

Meets the first Tuesday of the Month, 7pm


Suzanne Everett, Barbara Niess May and Kara Shuell

LGBTQ+ Advocacy Group: Inviting All to the Table

Meets the Third Monday of the month at 7:00 pm.

Interested in LGBTQ+ Advocacy? Please complete this form to receive updates.

The Community of All Creation Project

Co-Director Libby Brough

Green Team Project

We need volunteers on the Green Team to evaluate ways to improve energy use and develop a five-year plan.

Caring for All Project

Looking for volunteers to help develop a plan for understanding the church’s ability status (which we fill out each year for the church conference) and creating a disability awareness Sunday.

Meets the fourth Friday of the month at 11:30 am via Zoom.

Quarterly Meetings

  • Fourth Tuesday (February, May, August, and November.)
  • 7 pm
  • Brighton Campus
  • Contact Bryan Facione or Rev. Jon Reynolds in advance if you want to attend via Zoom.

Transportation Project Updates

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