Church and Society Committee "Q & A" Forum
On Wednesday, September 5, at 7:00 p.m., Benson Memorial’s Church and Society Committee will host a question and answer forum in the Fellowship Hall. Topics will include the work of the Commission on the Way Forward, an initiative of the World-Wide United Methodist Church. We will also discuss increasing diversity and Enlarging Our Circle at Benson. We hope you will join us, and we look forward to the discussion.
Your Calls Are Working!
The fate of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly referred to as "food stamps" is again up for discussion in the U.S. House of Representatives.
In mid-May, the House of Representatives considered legislation that would have reduced or eliminated nutrition assistance to an estimated 2 million men, women, and children in the United States. Thanks to the advocacy of United Methodists and people of good will across the country, this legislation was defeated. But Congress is likely to try to pass these cuts again in June so our faithful calls and letters and visits are still needed.
Please contact your Member of Congress at (202) 224-3121 and urge them to protect SNAP and to oppose efforts that would reduce or eliminate critical food assistance for struggling families.