HUMM Justice League

To promote justice for all by identifying local, state, national, and global issues of social injustice so that public awareness and education can take place. We seek to prioritize social justice issues for timely presentation to the congregation to connect individuals with the social issues of their particular interest and opportunities to become actively involved in them.
 
Calendar of major events of those organizations St. Paul’s partners with:
 
 
AUGUST 2019
Angel Fund: Stuff the Bus. Collecting school supplies in foyer of St. Paul’s.
Family Promise of Greater Helena partners with St. Paul’s church. Volunteers support families who are homeless and enrolled in the program. Hosting weeks are scheduled several times a year and can be found on the Family Promise website. St. Paul’s volunteers host families overnight, provide groceries and dinners, set up bedrooms, and wash bedding.
Back to School Letters: After church on one Sunday in August the congregation is invited to write supportive letters to teachers at Central Elementary School. This typically is scheduled for the Sunday before the first day of school.
 
SEPTEMBER 2019
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) annual fundraising WALK: September 22, at Memorial Park. See NAMI Montana website for details.  St. Paul’s has a team of walkers. We meet on the east side of the Memorial Park stage a half hour before the WALK begins.  Dogs on leashes are allowed.
Good Samaritan’s Fashion Show is typically scheduled in September or October. Check their website for details of date and time. This is their major fundraiser.
Helena Food Share has several FOOD DRIVES throughout the year; check their website.  Congregation members can bring non-perishable food to the church foyers and place in labeled box.
 
OCTOBER 2019
St. Paul’s United Methodist Women (UMW) host several fundraisers, such as the in-door yard sale, bake sale and luncheon in October.  All proceeds go to several charitable organizations that assist low-income families and individuals. Watch for details on church website and church bulletins.
 
NOVEMBER 2019
Fair Trade Market is a St. Paul’s sponsored event that happens the Sunday before Thanksgiving: November 24, 2019 in Fellowship Hall.  Vendors sell gift items that are certified Fair Trade products. If you want to volunteer contact Win or Al Beaver: 933-5532.
 
DECEMBER 2019
Intermountain hosts their major Festival of Trees fundraiser December 3-8, 2019 at the Helena Civic Center.  St. Paul’s has provided support in several ways in the past. Watch for church bulletin announcements to find out how congregation members can get involved.
St. Paul’s partners with the Helena Indian Alliance to provide gifts for families.  Watch for the Christmas tree in the church foyer that will have lists of needed items hanging on the tree.