Originally established in 2005 as the Plymouth Advocates for Peace and Justice, the Social Justice Team works to educate the congregation and the wider Burlington community about critical issues such as environmental awareness, human rights, and fair trade.
On the second Sunday of every month, this team puts on a Fair Trade sale after the worship service. We sell coffee, cocoa, tea, chocolate, and snack foods from Equal Exchange as well as soup, dip, and cookie mixes from the Women’s Bean Project. We also supply the congregation with coffee and sugar for our Sunday Coffee and Conversation, funded by free-will donations from Plymouth’s members and friends.
Proceeds from these sales have gone to support small farmers and their families in Third World nations as well as to help sponsor Burlington Prayer Breakfasts and appearances by guest speakers such as Haiti’s Mona Augustin and Ahmed Quereshi from the Islamic Society of Milwaukee.
Members of this team have also been active in the process of helping Plymouth become an Open and Affirming Church.