Justice, Outreach and Service at United Church
"To Believe is To Care, To Care is To Do."
Members of the Board of Justice, Outreach and Service (BJOS or BeJOyouS) breathe life into this church motto by connecting and bringing hope to those in need throughout our community and beyond.
In addition to opening rooms in our church building for use by dozens of local groups, we reach out to the local community through a variety of organizations and initiatives. Each year we partner with Habitat for Humanity to help build a home for those who have a demonstrated need and a desire to create a warm, caring home for their families. We also connect with many others through our support of and participation in the Interfaith Council, Homestart, and the Orange County Prison Ministry, among many other local organizations.
Our mission extends well beyond our geographic borders. We are connected to one another in ways that transcend the physical boundaries of neighborhood, class, race, and nationality. Our congregation’s support for families of Karen Refugees from Burma (aka Myanmar) is a perfect example of these connections. Many of our members and friends have contributed their time, assistance and funds to help these families adapt and start to grow roots within our community.