The purpose of Crestwood’s Shalom Committee has always been to present peace and social justice issues to the congregation and to theLexingtoncommunity. Some of the issues that the Shalom committee have presented to Crestwood are: gay and lesbian issues according to the Bible, mountaintop removal in Appalachia, the Fayette County Detention Center Jail Ministry, the Luther Luckett Christian Church in Luther Luckett Correctional Institute, a support group for released inmates from the Luther Luckett Correction Institute, working with Muslim groups, the Bread for the World Letter project, and Lexington’s Faith Feeds Project.
The Shalom committee meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month and new members and ideas are always welcome. Contact the Shalom committee at Crestwood, Garth Lehman email@example.com or LaVece Hughes firstname.lastname@example.org
Bread for the World
Every year Bread for the World, an organization which lobbies congress on behalf of domestic and world hunger, sponsors an offering of hand-written letters to our congressional representatives. Beginning in January, and on through the year, letters may be sent. This may be done in several waves, beginning in January or February and again in March or April, and so on. The link here will provide you with access to a sample letter, which you are encouraged to reformulate in your own words. We are sending this out early in order to give you time to think about it. This is a project of the Shalom Committee which was first suggested by Sharon Warner before she left Lexington. Members of Congress and the House of Representatives tend to read hand-written letters more readily than typed ones, so we’ve been told. Letters will be placed in an offering plate and prayed over before being sent. Letters may be sent by individuals, or by a particular group within the church, such as a Sunday school class. We encourage your participation if you are at all inclined toward this kind of project.