Peace & Social Justice

The purpose of the Peace & Social Justice Commission is to help educate, inform, and empower Grantham Church to address injustice without mixing the gospel with partisan politics. We exist to help create a church culture that values peace and justice in the way of Jesus. Browse our page to learn more about what we do.
At Grantham Church we believe that Jesus calls us to promote peace and pursue justice in our church and in our community.

We believe that the gospel is about the redemption of people’s souls and bodies, as well as the redemption of political, economic, and ecological systems. And we have a small team of congregants who encourages and inspires us to live into that vision.

If you’re interested in learning more about what we’ve been doing lately, please check out our current PeaceMatters newsletter.

PeaceMatters Newsletter (Spring2024)

If you have questions or would like to join our work, please contact the chair of our Peace & Social Justice Commission.

The Israel-Palestine Conflict

Our Peace & Social Justice Commission has compiled some resources to help our congregation understand the current Israeli-Palestinian conflict and to help us promote peace with our words and our actions.

Peace Sunday 2024

Peace Sunday 2024 | Pursuing Peace in Israel & Palestine
Peace Sunday 2024 | Pursuing Peace in Israel & Palestine
SUN, APR 7 @ 9:00AM, 10:30AM & 12PM

An armed conflict between Israel and Hamas-led Palestinian militants has been raging for months now. How should Christ-followers respond to what is happening in Israel and Palestine?

Our theology matters, and it has life-and-death implications for Native Americans, African Americans, Jews, Palestinians, and marginalized communities around the world. The weight of biblical teaching is that God loves the whole world, that all humans are created in God’s image, and that God does not have favorites. What are some practical steps we can take to reflect a theology of love that is not ladened by a hierarchy of human value?

Join us for Peace Sunday 2024 as we seek to call out the evil and injustice happening in Gaza, but also to pursue peace for every person made in God’s image who lives in Israel and Palestine.

Our special guest speakers are Daryl Byler and Bshara Nassar. Bshara will be sharing at 9:00 am in a learning community (Rooms C8-12), and Daryl will be speaking in the worship service at 10:30 am. After the service there will be a “Lunch & Learn” led by our Peace & Social Justice Commission focused on practical wisdom and guidance for having difficult conversations.

Peace Sunday Speakers

J. Daryl Byler

Bshara Nassar

Peace Sunday Ingathering Offering

Our annual Peace Sunday ingathering offering will support Mennonite Central Committee’s peace-building efforts in Israel & Palestine, and help the MCC Thrift Shop start-up in our area.

Our ingathering offering goal this year is $10,000.



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