Ice Cream for Justice
11:45 a.m. on the church lawn
On Sunday, August 26, our congregation and our community neighbors are invited to attend Ice Cream for Justice. Organized by Westminster’s Congregational Care and Fellowship Committee, the event will begin at about 11:45 a.m. (after worship). We will gather on the church lawn for an old-fashioned ice cream social and 1960s-style sing-along featuring folk songs about peace, justice, and civil rights—including “If I Had a Hammer,” “We Shall Not Be Moved,” “I've Got Peace Like a River,” “We Shall Overcome,” and other songs. Lyric sheets will be provided for those who want them.
“We enjoyed singing at the capital campaign picnic and thought more singing together would be fun,” said the Reverend Laurie Newman. “We want to reach out to the neighborhood, so the ice cream and songs will be outside, to invite passers by.” We’ll also be inviting congregations from neighboring churches, including Fremont United Methodist Church and Central Lutheran Church. The gathering will last until about 1 p.m.
This event is a great way to support Westminster’s values. Our church’s mission statement says that we will “…foster justice, promote human rights, and advance peace in our neighborhood, our city, and our world.” We hope that by joining with our neighbors and singing songs of peace and justice, our community will be uplifted. Fellowship Committee member Gail Georgenson, who is helping to organize the event, said, “We’re coming together as a community to support the concept of social justice—standing up for democracy for all.” She invites all ages of people to attend this “social event with some soul.”
Laurie added, “As well as being a fun summer event for our congregation, this event is also meant to serve as a special thank-you to all the people in our neighborhood, who have been very patient with all our remodeling traffic and general upheaval.”
To volunteer for Ice Cream for Justice, please contact the church office.