Monday, January 16, 2017

Invitations to do justice from our friends

Adrienne Little, the Social Justice Ministry's representative on the Congregations for Social Justice (CSJ) coalition, passes along these opportunities for your consideration.

1 - Accepting Reservations - CSJ Annual Dinner Meeting from Al Reberg           Monday, February 6, 2017 – 6:00 PM
          Highland United Methodist Church - Bradley Hall
          1901 Ridge Road, Raleigh 27607
Our Guest Speaker will be David Guice, Commissioner of NC Department of Corrections
CORRECTION: Deadline for RSVPs is Monday, January 30  😉
      Email RSVP's to

2 -  Building the Beloved Community - The relevance of MLK and Gandhi today from Joe Burton  
               Tuesday, January 17, 7 p.m.
               Highland United Methodist Church
               1901 Ridge Road, Raleigh 27609

3 -  Save the Date for Cary Town Council Hearing - Feb 23 at 6:30pm - from Rachel Zeitler
Habitat Wake is planning to purchase some land from Bethel Baptist Church in Cary off of W Chatham Street. Our hope is to build up to 23 affordable townhome units that will be available for affordable homeownership.

Right now, the land is zoned for single family homes and we've applied for a rezoning change to multi-family. We need the rezoning to be approved to make it feasible for Habitat to build affordable units there. As you may have heard, the project’s been met with a considerable amount of concern from neighbors and many are opposed to us building in that area.

Part of the rezoning process includes a public hearing in front of the Cary Town Council on February 23rd and we would be extremely grateful for support from CSJ members at that meeting. Ideally, we would like to fill the room with as many supporters as possible to show the Council that affordable housing in Cary is critically important and needed.

If you are available, please save the date for this public hearing on Thursday, February 23rd at 6:30pm. It will be at Cary Town Hall (316 N. Academy Street) in Council Chambers. I’ll send more details as we get closer to the date, including coordinating shirt colors. Also, if you are a resident of Cary and would be willing to speak in support at the hearing, please email