Social Advocacy -
First United Methodist Church is a member of SOPHIA - an interfaith organization that brings people together to support social justice in Waukesha County. The shared goal is to bring about change and work to correct social injustices. As a member or friend of FUMC, you are always invited, encouraged, and welcomed to participate in SOPHIA's activities.
But why SOPHIA? During the civil rights movement Dr. Martin Luther King noted that "...There is a power in unity and there is power in numbers..." It is a simple truth that was both plainly and elegantly stated. SOPHIA provides us unity and the members provide the numbers. So instead of a few individuals from one church voicing indignation and demanding change, voices from many churches call for wisdom and justice. Our voice is magnified so there is a greater chance it will be heard.
Currently, FUMC's Church and Society team serves as a liaison to SOPHIA. In an ideal world, we would have a "core team" to focus on SOPHIA and to keep the congregation informed of opportunities to promote social justice. If social justice is your passion, please consider volunteering to become a SOPHIA lead for FUMC. You can find information about SOPHIA and its current activities at www.sophiawaukesha.org.
Contact your Church and Society team with your questions and for additional information. Current Church and Society opportunities and resources can be found by clicking the link below.