Social Justice

We affirm our commitment to our community by working together, taking risks for social equality and peace in our city, our nation and our world.

is a group of people learning about race and racism through study and conversation.

Monthly meetings held on the third Sunday of every month, September to May, at 12:30 PM.

FUMCOG has long been a sanctuary church and is currently housing two families needing protection. 

FUMCOG’s members celebrate each Christmas and Easter by making a special offering for community needs. The Community Needs Committee accepts grant proposals from the local community for projects that promote social justice or community empowerment, especially (but not exclusively) in Northwest Philadelphia. 

Each year as part of FUMCOG’s
observation of Martin Luther King Jr.
Sunday, a Social and Racial Justice
award is presented to a member(s)
of the church or community. 

supports peasant self determination. Since 1994, FUMCOG has been twinned in faith and friendship with the Association of the Peasants of Fondwa (APF).

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After a record-breaking Easter Offering, in which the congregation contributed more than $10,000 to benefit FUMCOG's Venture Scout troop, the BSA Girls Troop, The Welcome Church, and the Sanctuary families, the Community Needs Committee is now seeking applications for the Christmas Offering.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask Nick Claxton, Bill Ewing or any other member of the Community Needs Committee. Please click on the image to the left to download the application form.

First United Methodist Church of Germantown
6001 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144