Church and Society members share our faith each time we tell the story of how God entered the world through Jesus. Like John Wesley, Methodism’s founder, we embrace Christ’s mandate to “make disciples of all nations”. The story of the Holy Spirit’s continuing work is the Methodist story.
United Methodists are people whose actions bring new meaning to their faith. For more than 200 years, The United Methodist Church has expressed concern for the worker, the sick, the poor, the orphaned, the aging, the impaired, the oppressed and the imprisoned.
Easter Hill’s Church and Society participates in the struggles of women, people with physical and mental impairments, and racial and ethnic minority persons, helping them attain equality in the church, the economy and society. United Methodists positively influence society through responsible social action.
Our Social Creed
We believe in God, Creator of the world, and in Jesus Christ the Redeemer of creation. We believe in the Holy Spirit, through whom we acknowledge God’s gifts, and we repent of our sin in misusing these gifts to idolatrous ends.
We joyfully receive, for others, and ourselves the blessings of community, sexuality, marriage, and the family.
We affirm the natural world as God’s handiwork and dedicate ourselves to its preservation, enhancement, and faithful use by humankind.
We commit ourselves to the rights of men, women, children, youth, young adults, the aging, and those with handicapping conditions; to improvement of the quality of life; and to the rights and dignity of racial, ethnic, and religious minorities.
We believe in the right and duty of persons to work for the glory of God and for the good of themselves and others, and in the protection of their welfare in so doing; in the rights to property as a trust from God, collective bargaining and responsible consumption; and in the elimination of economic and social distress.
We dedicate ourselves to peace throughout the world, to the rule of justice and law among nations and to individual freedom for all people of the world.
We believe in the present and final triumph of God’s Word in human affairs, and gladly accept our commission to manifest the life of the gospel in the world. Amen
Church and Society Projects
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training
- NAACP Membership Drive
- Healthy Living Workshops
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Training
- Empowered Elders Workshop
- Collect Used Eye Glasses
- Church Revival & Homecoming
- Voter Education and Registration
- HIV/AIDS Awareness
- Angel Tree Project
We support local charities with donations and service by collecting food and clothing for GRIP Shelter. We Participate in East Bay Housing Organization, Sugar Free Drinks, Breast Cancer Awareness, Martin Luther King, Jr. Non-violence Leadership Education and Freedom Center, Prison Re-Entry Program, Juneteenth and Cinco de Mayo celebrations.
Join us! Church and Society meets on 2nd Saturday of each month at 12:00 noon.
Then my favor will shine in you like the morning sun, and your wounds will be quickly healed. I will always be with you to save you; my presence will protect you on every side. When you pray, I will answer you. When you call me, I will respond. — Isaiah 58: 8-9 GNT