The StoneWorks committee leads Stone Church’s mission and social justice efforts, both in our community and in concert with Presbyterian Church (USA) and other national and international partners. This page highlights upcoming social justice events and actions, and information resources.
Upcoming Social Justice Actions
StoneWorks and our partners have several important ways to get involved. Join us!
Intro to Homelessness and Supportive Housing hosted by Destination: Home
Register for one of these online virtual workshops here.
These workshops provide an introduction to and help answer your questions about homelessness and affordable housing in Santa Clara County, and help answer your questions about affordable and supportive housing. Please share with your friends and networks!
Monday, September 20, 6-7 p.m.
Wednesday, October 13, 6-7 p.m.
New Sheriffs in Town Webinar: Why sheriff races are important in our racial justice work
Register for this online webinar here.
Tuesday, September 21, 5 p.m.
Sheriffs are elected officials who hold immense power over their county, enforcing immigration and drug policies, as well as controlling local jails. Join SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice), Working Families Party, Political Research Associates, and other movement leaders as they discuss why sheriff races matter in our work for racial justice, abolition and how you can get involved.
LiveMoves Breakfast! with Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr
Register for this free online event here.
Thursday, September 23, 8 a.m.
Join us for an inspiring discussion about what it takes to lead a team to success, why we must support our local communities and how coaching can change lives for the better. This free virtual event will also feature an exclusive look at one of LifeMoves’ interim housing sites as well as conversations with LifeMoves clients.
Silicon Valley Safe Car Park
Volunteer any day in October at Christ the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church at 1550 Merdian Avenue to check in and check out community members who participate in the Silicon Valley Safe Car Park program. The program provides safe overnight parking for people living in their cars.
LifeMoves Ride to End Homelessness
Saturday, October 23, 7 a.m.
This annual bike ride in Menlo Park raises funds to support critical LifeMoves programs. With options for everyone – from the most accomplished biker to a family with children – this event is a fun and impactful experience for all. Registration is $60 for adults and $40 for kids. All riders will receive a morning snack, lunch, and a custom T-shirt.
Immanuel House, started by our Presbytery, welcomes new refugees & provides them transitional housing in San Jose. Three new residents are expected soon and more in the future. Because current residents take their bedding with them when they move on to permanent housing, the house needs NEW twin-sized bedding, comforters and pillows as well as NEW towel sets for the new men. Call Flor Silva, house manager, 408 505-8846 to set up a time to drop them off.
The Peace and Justice Working Group of the San Jose Presbytery works on a wide variety of social justice issues. Follow the PJWG on Facebook and get updates on education/action opportunities.
Various times: SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) at Sacred Heart is engaged on issues including the use of SROs (School Resource Officers) in San Jose schools, the upcoming SJPD contract, and ongoing decarceration, immigration and other initiatives. Visit their Action Calendar or sign up for email updates.