In Isaiah 1:17, Isaiah was reminding the people what the Lord was asking of them:
“Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause.”
This powerful message was not only meant for the nation of Israel, but also for us as believers today.
At Every Nation Somerset West, we are committed to the knowledge that we have been called, as believers and as a church, to be socially responsible in our cities and surrounding communities.
We are firmly committed to demonstrating the compassion of Christ to those who are hurting, in need, or without hope through active service and tangible involvement. We desire to see the people of our community brought to wholeness in both body and soul through relational generosity and the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
If you would like to get involved, or know more about our social responsibility expressions, please contact Susie Erwin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ENSW SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY EXPRESSION
- Partnering with Every Nation Zola
- Benefits the members of Zola and Nomzamo, Strand
- Beginning each April, campaign runs the full month, ends on Mother’s Day
- Benefits Agape Educare and other creches in our communities. (Overseen by Katie Miller)
- Begins end of October, runs through November
Grace Giving is part of the Social Responsibility expression of Every Nation Somerset West and is an extension of the church’s benevolence fund. Our purpose is to gather and distribute food in our local communities and informal settlements. Grace Giving is under the executive oversight of Helena Smith, Susie Erwin, and Thabisa Mdolomba.
Grace Giving aims to serve the communities of Zola, Khayelitsha, and Sir Lowry’s Pass working directly with leaders in those communities, to reach those beneficiaries that are most in need. Our goal is to not only meet a tangible need, but to also establish and build healthy discipleship relationships between the beneficiaries and the local church.
Grace Giving is a generosity-based initiative that is sustained through financial donations which are used for the purchase of food and hygienic needs, through donations of goods in kind (based on GG specific needs listing), through volunteers that help with the sourcing and distributing the food.
Currently Grace Giving is sharing with the local communities through: Food parcel deliveries and soup kitchen supplies and service.
For more information or to get involved, please contact Helena Smith at email@example.com or Susie Erwin at firstname.lastname@example.org.