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JUSTICE MINISTRY

Cranford United Methodist Church is a Christian community doing justice, seeking peace, and building the kin(g)dom of God that embraces all people of every age, race, sexual orientation, economic status.

Our justice ministry is grounded in the life and the ministry of Jesus Christ and to bear witness

to Justice, Restoration, and Wholeness in the Kin(g)-dom of God.

Get up and do something to build the kin(g)dom of God! Come journey with us and find out!

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Reconciling Ministry

You are not alone! We are a justice-seeking, Spirit-filled community seeking to end to discriminatory practices against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer persons both within and outside of our denomination. As supporters of LGBTQ+ individuals and families, we are committed to providing a welcoming and safe space of worship and fellowship for our LGBTQ+ friends at Cranford UMC and continue to learn how to give and receive the gift of God’s radical hospitality and love to all.

 

Are you looking for a welcoming and safe community for LGBTQ+ Christians? Do you need any pastoral care, educational and theological resources or a consultation on baptism? We invite you to contact Rev. Dr. HyunHui Kim.

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Journey of Hope

We honor the humanity, racial identity, uniqueness and sacred worth of everyone as we live out our baptismal vow as follows:

 

"We renounce the spiritual forces of wickedness, reject the evil powers of this world, and repent of our sin. We accept the freedom and power God gives us to resist evil, injustice, and oppression in whatever forms they present themselves. We confess Jesus Christ as our Savior, put our whole trust in his grace, and promise to serve him as our Lord, in union with Church which Christ has opened to people of all ages, nations, an races."

 

If you have any questions about racial identity and cultural diversity, please contact

Rev. Dr. HyunHui Kim.

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Environmental Justice

"All creation is the Lord's, and we are responsible for the ways in which we use and abuse it. Water, air, soil, minerals, energy, resources, plants, animal life, and space are to be valued and conserved because they are God's creation and not solely

because they are useful to human beings."

United Methodist Social Principles ¶160

We are deeply aware of God's vision of shalom that invites all of creation, including humans and non-humans, into wholeness and harmony.

Facing persistent environmental injustice, we recognize our failure to serve as caretakers of God's creation and commit  ourselves to a ministry of reconciliation between God, humankind, and creation by adapting and living

a more sustainable lifestyle.

 

If you have any questions about the intersection of faith and environmental justice, please contact

Rev. Dr. HyunHui Kim.

 

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