Vision, Values and Focus

GSL Social Justice Vision Statement

Inspiring our faith community to live out our Baptismal Covenant, “to strive for justice and peace among all people” by practicing self-reflection and direct action.

GSL Social Justice Values

  • INCLUSIVEall are invited to be a part of our mission
  • SEEKINGto gain understanding of other’s perspectives and perceptions; to find our common humanity
  • POLITICAL, NOT PARTISANin the sense of seeking power in the public arena, not in support of any political party
  • RESPECTFULto be considerate of other’s opinions and feelings
  • INTEGRITYto be open and forthright in all that we undertake

GSL Social Justice Focus Areas

  • Presence in the Public Square 

  • Educating the Conscience 
  • Finding Joy and Hope in Our Shared Story and Journey 

Ways to Connect

We welcome you to join our conversation and become a part of Social Justice at GSL! If you have questions or thoughts around Sunday formation ideas or ways we can be active in the community, we want to hear from you. If you wonder about how our liturgy might reflect our work, we want to hear from you. If you want to go more deeply in striving to become the Beloved Community, we want to hear from you. We welcome your participation, ideas, resource suggestions, and prayers.  

Social Justice Committee Chairs — Contact through Realm.

  • Paula Barnes
  • Jennie VanDeveer
  • Nicki Soule

Clergy Liason —

  • The Reverend Laura F. Gettys, lgettys [at] gracestlukes [dot] org or (901) 252-6329

Click here for all Social Justice upcoming events and meetings.