Justice in Mission and Ministry

JIMM Team Mission 

To serve the congregations, their members and the whole presbytery by offering education, resources and advocacy tools as they seek to understand the broader systemic implications of ministries of compassion and the call to express God’s shalom and justice: locally, regionally, nationally, globally.

This Tuesday, January 12, at 7:00 pm via Zoom:

"Moonshine in Me: My Victory Over Human Trafficking” 

In this conversation, human trafficking survivor Serena Lilato Viktor will describe her journey from being a victim of human trafficking to being a survivor and social justice activist. She will highlight how she unknowingly leaned on her skills of resilience to get herself through her experience, as well as how she gained insight through scripture and her relationship with God. Last, she will leave us with three key concepts she learned on her journey and which motivate her success today: trust, being solution focused, and finding new meaning to live for. 

Because of the sensitive nature of this topic, at the request of the speaker, we are limiting the number of participants to 20 people, with priority given to people coming from different churches in the presbytery.  We hope you can have a person from your church (PW, missions advocate, Deacon?) attend. 

Meeting ID: 884 9910 6722 Password: FPUC 

The above information is available online at https://faithconnector.s3.amazonaws.com/owegofpuc/files/Tuesday_Eve_Programs/jan_12_human_trafficking_program.pdf

Check out the national PCUSA webpage on Human Trafficking for prayers, resources and action ideas organized for use over seven days.  https://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/compassion-peace-justice/human-trafficking/

The event is supported by the Justice in Mission and Ministry (JIMM) Team of the Presbytery of Susquehanna Valley.  Please contact JIMM chair, Bruce Gillette, for more information about their work:  cell phone:  607-744-0761 and email:  pastorbrucegillette(at)gmail.com

In relation to the Biblical calls for God’s justice, as part of the total mission of the Church, and the serving and encouraging roles of our Presbytery, the "Justice in Mission" Ministry Team coordinates, communicates and supports concerns of local churches and lifts up larger issues in the connectional church and in the world. 

JIM supports social justice concerns: e.g. Peacemaking, Eco-Justice, Hunger, and the justice groups in local congregations, such as Ithaca PC’s “Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation.”



As we continue to navigate the uncharted waters of 2020, the Compassion, Peace & Justice (CPJ) ministries of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) work to bring God’s love to people who have long suffered injustice and oppression, as well as those newly struggling with the events of this year and how to respond. In the August Justice & Peace Monthly, read about the work that is ongoing as well as numerous opportunities to engage with CPJ ministries and their partners.


Links to groups that are working on issues dealing with peace, justice, and the environment


Note that this is a partial list. For further information, email Rev. Earl Arnold (EarlBArnold(at)gmail.com), Rev. Len Bjorkman (LenandJudy(at)st.y.rr.com), or Rev. Bruce Gillette )pastorbrucegillette(at)gmail.com) who is the Resource Person for Presbyterian Earth Care Concerns.

Presbyterian Church USA groups (www.pcusa.org)

            Presbyterian Mission Agency (www.presbyterianmission.org)

                        Compassion, Peace, and Justice                                 (www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/compassion-peace-justice/)

                        Presbyterian Hunger Program


                        Presbyterian Peacemaking Program


                        Presbyterian Earth Care Concerns


                        Presbyterian Racial Equity and Women's Intercultural Issues


                        Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (pda.pcusa.org)

                        Presbyterian Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy


            Presbyterian Office of Public Witness (www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/compassion-peace-justice/washington/)

            Presbyterian World Mission (www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/world-mission/)

            Presbyterian Mission Co-workers (www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/mission-connections/)


Groups Related to the PC(USA) in one way or another

            Presbyterians for Earth Care (presbyearthcare.org)

            Presbyterian Peace Fellowship (www.presbypeacefellowship.org)

            Fossil-Free PC(USA) www.presbypeacefellowship.org/fossil-free/

            Presbyterian Peace Network for Korea (PeaceNetworkforKorea(at)gmail.com.)

            Presbyterian Voices for Justice (www.facebook.com/pvforj)

            Israel / Palestine Mission Network (new.israelpalestinemissionnetwork.org)

            Syria Lebanon Partnership Network (www.syrialebanonpn.org)

            Iraq Partnership Network (www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/global/iraq/)

            Churches for Middle East Peace (cmep.org)

            Poor People's Campaign (www.poorpeoplescampaign.org)

            New York State Council of Churches (www.nyscoc.org)

            National Council of Churches (nationalcouncilofchurches.us)

            World Council of Churches (www.oikoumene.org/en)

            World Communion of Reformed Churches (wcrc.ch)

            Sojourners (sojo.net)