The 8th century BC Hebrew prophet Amos wrote, “Let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.” The Amos Project is First Church’s social justice ministry. Believing that it is vital to give food to the hungry, provide shelter for the homeless, and care for people who are mentally ill, Amos Project believes that it is just as important to address the social systems and structures that cause hunger, homelessness, and conditions that leave the mentally ill without social services. In other words, charity is important, but so is justice. The mission of Amos Project states,
Trusting God’s promise of courage in the struggle for justice and peace, we will work together as Christians to build relationships, educate, and take action in our community and beyond.