Justice and Witness
Education & Worship Resources
Justice and Witness Ministries, one of four Covenanted Ministries in the United Church of Christ, helps local congregations and all settings of the church respond to God's commandments to do justice, seek peace and effect change for a better world. The work of JWM is guided by the pronouncements and resolutions approved by the UCC at General Synod.
Learn more about their work, resources, and communications.
The Hawai‘i Conference Justice and Witness Missional Team works to equip congregations on justice and witness initiatives.
Worship / Liturgy
One Sunday is designated on the UCC church calendar to celebrate the gifts of persons with disabilities and the strides that the church has made in being more whole through becoming more accessible. It is also a day that we, the church, acknowledge the journey yet to be taken with our sisters and brothers with disabilities.
Every January, the UCC celebrates Health and Human Service Sunday, which provides an opportunity to recognize the important work the Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) organizations provide. It is also a time to prayerfully reflect on health in a holistic way, to address the social justice issues in healthcare, and to advocate for meaningful change.
The Hawai‘i Conference designates the fourth Sunday in January to remember, commemorate and honor all the patients of Kalaupapa, many of whom came from or had connections to our families and churches.