Faith in Action
“Just Mercy” Movie Screening
Please join Faith in Action for movie night as we present “Just Mercy” on Saturday, December 11 in Mulhern Hall. “Just Mercy” has been favorably reviewed by the Catholic News Service and other Catholic reviewers for its reflection of the Church’s teaching about capital punishment and how the death penalty undermines the dignity of all human life. The film is based on the bestselling memoir of Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, and focuses on his representation of a Black man sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit. It is a powerful telling of how systemic racism affects the criminal justice system, and how imposition of the death penalty is inconsistent with respect for life. Doors will open at 6:30pm, with the movie set to start at 6:45pm. After the movie we will have a discussion about the film and the important issues it raises.
PARENTS, PLEASE NOTE: given its subject matter, “Just Mercy” is not suitable for pre-teens.
Decatur Cooperative Ministry Thanksgiving Baskets
Every year, DCM creates Thanksgiving baskets for 75 households that are facing homelessness in DeKalb County. But we can’t do it without your help.
Help fill the holiday table of a family in need. DONATE NONPERISHABLE FOODS TODAY!
Food Items Needed: Mash Potatoes * Sweet Potatoes * Green Beans Can Corn * Corn Bread Mix * Stuffing * Greens * Mac & Cheese
Donations can be dropped off at Project Take Charge
(located at North Decatur UMC)
1523 Church Street, Decatur GA. 30030
Donations received Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
All donations should be received by November 19th
DCM also needs volunteers to help prepare the baskets
Mon., Nov 22rd, 9-12/1-4 pm / Tues., Nov. 23th, 9-12/1-4 pm/ Wed., Nov. 24th, 9-12 pm
Questions? Please contact program manager, Cliff Richards, at 404-284-4411 or via email at email@example.com
Just Bakery of Atlanta is Back at STM!
Look for their table in the narthex between 10:00am and 1:00pm on the first Sunday of the month. JBA is a nonprofit that partners with new Americans who resettled as refugees. JBA offers paid job training, professional certification, and living wage work towards their partners’ economic security and they rebuild home in a new place. STM has been a big supporter of JBA from early on and helped purchase their hard-working double stack ovens. Volunteers are most welcome for 1st Sunday sales and should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sandwich Project – Volunteer Opportunity!
Looking for a service activity for your family? Decatur Sandwich Project is coordinated by one of our STM parishioners and is an easy way ohelp make a big impact feeding the homeless in our larger community. Any or every Wednesday, you can help by making sandwiches and or providing fruit / granola bars to be distributed to homeless shelters, low-income senior citizen homes, and foster children. It is a great activity to do with kids. Learn more and sign up here.