Justice and Mercy Ministry

Mission Statement

The Justice and Mercy Ministry Team assists in the magnification and the multiplication of the gospel through Seattle to the ends of the earth by aiding in the defense of the defenseless both locally and globally.

 

Ministry Vision

The Justice and Mercy team operates on the core conviction that God draws near to the oppressed, the wounded, the widow, the orphan, and that by caring for the "least of these" we are able to join the Holy Spirit in His work of showing and sharing Jesus with a world in need of a savior.

 

Team Leaders

The Justice and Mercy Ministry team seeks to address five distinct needs, both locally and globally:

1. Homelessness: Austin

2. Mercy/Orphan Care: Wes

3. International Justice: Casey

4. Local Justice: Cory

 

Ministry Opportunities

Local Justice

Global Justice

Orphan Care

U-District YMCA teen feed - Sundays at 1 pm (email: Austin or DJ)

Prepare and Serve dinner to foster parents- monthly at First Free Methodist Church. Responsibilities: Purchase food (reimbursement provided), cooking/preparing food, and serving and eating with families. If interested please contact Mandy.

R.E.S.T

Our friends at R.E.S.T. have several tangible needs that can be found below. These opportunities are a great way for our Missional Communities to be a blessing or for a group of friends to serve our city together. Please contact Wes for more information on any of the following.

Undergarments Needed

  • Bras
  • Underwear
  • Leggings, Preferable black
  • Hats & Gloves

Hygiene Items

  • Disposable Razors
  • Deodorant
  • Feminine Hygiene (pads, tampons)
  • Hand-warmers

Welcome Baskets

  • 1 Bathrobe
  • 1 Pair of Pajamas
  • Small Wallet
  • 2 Jewelry items or nail polis
  • 1 pair of slippers
  • 1 NIV Bible
  • 1 Journal

 

Cycles of Service

Due to the highly relational nature of this ministry, team members are asked to commit to a minimum of one year. At the end of the year-long service commitment, a team member may commit for another cycle, seek to join another ministry team, or take a type of sabbatical.

Key Verses

I know the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and will execute justice for the needy.
— Psalm 140:12
if you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday.
— Isaiah 58:10
Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.
— James 1:27
For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’ Then they also will answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?’ Then he will answer them, saying, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’
— Matthew 25:42-45
He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
— Micah 6:8