Social Action Leadership Team

The Social Action Leadership Team (SALT) is the Spirit-led social justice ministry of the Chapel of the Resurrection at Valparaiso University in which students in community seek to embody the Christian call to be the ‘salt of the earth’ (Matthew 5:13).

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

[Salt-l] Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!


​Hello friends,

I hope you are having as peaceful of a last week of the semester as possible. 

Just to be clear, we are not meeting this week, but we will begin again on January 13th. 

So to you and your family I wish a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a restful break!

Peace,

Caleb

PS
My dog Lily also sends her holiday greetings



Monday, December 15, 2014

Re: [Salt-l] Hilltop Delivery Service Sign-Up Sheet - Invitation to edit

Can't make the sheet work. But I'll be there with a 4x8 trailer. 

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James Wetzstein
University Pastor

james.wetzstein@valpo.edu
office: 219.464.5093
fax: 219.464.5049
mobile: 219.405.0630
https://www.facebook.com/james.wetzstein

make your own appointment @ http://tinyurl.com/pj-valpo


On Mon, Dec 15, 2014 at 7:49 PM, Christopher Barnes (via Google Sheets) <christopher.barnes@valpo.edu> wrote:

christopher.barnes@valpo.edu has invited you to edit the following spreadsheet:
Sign up here if you are available this Friday Dec 19th to help transport food items to Hilltop Food Pantry.

Thanks ya'll!
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[Salt-l] Hilltop Delivery Service Sign-Up Sheet - Invitation to edit

christopher.barnes@valpo.edu has invited you to edit the following spreadsheet:
Sign up here if you are available this Friday Dec 19th to help transport food items to Hilltop Food Pantry.

Thanks ya'll!
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[Salt-l] WE NEED YOU TO SAVE CHRISTMAS

WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!

 And by "save Christmas", I mean "deliver donated food items to Hilltop Food Pantry". They're pretty much synonymous. 

   I know that I had made announcements saying that we would be delivering the food to Hilltop on Tuesday (tomorrow), but that is CANCELLED. The food will not arrive until Friday. 

   But, Santa's Workshop a.k.a. Valpo Dining Services still needs our help!

So, if you are here this upcoming Friday, Dec 19th at 4pm, please consider helping transport the food items to Hilltop. I understand that not that many people will be here on Friday, so I totally get if you can't do it. 

  BUT, if you are here on Friday, play the role of Buzzsaw Louie and find the True meaning of Christmas (transporting comestibles to a local food pantry)!!!!!!!!

  I'll send out a sign-up sheet shortly so put down your name if you would like to go so I know who will be able to go. 

Christmas is counting on you...

  Much love, 

      Chris Barnes

Saturday, December 13, 2014

[Salt-l] T-Shirt Emergency

Hello friends,

I am sorry to say that I have some upsetting news about our t-shirt order and I need your input on how to move forward. 

Apparently, there is currently a shortage of maroon shirts in the world and it will take 6-8 weeks to get maroon shirts. 

We can switch to garnet (a lighter maroon/reddish color), but we must act quickly. 

Or we can switch to the blue shirt idea. 

Please respond to me with whether you would prefer to wait for maroon shirts, switch to garnet shirts, or switch to blue shirts. Thank you and blessings on your writing. 

Peace,

Caleb

Friday, December 12, 2014

[Salt-l] Calling and purpose (caps) fellowship apps due dec 20



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James Wetzstein
University Pastor

james.wetzstein@valpo.edu
office: 219.464.5093
fax: 219.464.5049
mobile: 219.405.0630
https://www.facebook.com/james.wetzstein

make your own appointment @http://tinyurl.com/pj-valpo

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Re: [Salt-l] Black Lives Matter Protest

Hello all,

If you plan to attend the "die in" please wear all black or a black shirt to show solidarity. It is fine if that's not possible. You can still participate at 5:00 pm by the union welcome desk. Thank you. 

Peace,

Caleb

On Wed, Dec 10, 2014 at 9:08 PM, Caleb Rollins <caleb.rollins@valpo.edu> wrote:
Hello friends,

As we shared earlier on this Human Rights Day,"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." 

If you feel led to heed the call of Dr. King to act against the injustices in Ferguson, New York, Cleveland, and even our own community, please participate in this protest.

Tomorrow, a group of students will be leading a "die in" the union, as many groups have done around the nation. Whoever comes will lie on the ground for a set amount of time in solidarity. Student protesters will have signs up and some people standing around to give information in case anyone has any questions.

If you would like to participate, meet at the Union welcome desk at 5:00 pm on Thursday. 

May the Lord be with you in your studies, your service, and your relationships this week and the next. 

Peace,

Caleb

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

[Salt-l] Black Lives Matter Protest

Hello friends,

As we shared earlier on this Human Rights Day,"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." 

If you feel led to heed the call of Dr. King to act against the injustices in Ferguson, New York, Cleveland, and even our own community, please participate in this protest.

Tomorrow, a group of students will be leading a "die in" the union, as many groups have done around the nation. Whoever comes will lie on the ground for a set amount of time in solidarity. Student protesters will have signs up and some people standing around to give information in case anyone has any questions.

If you would like to participate, meet at the Union welcome desk at 5:00 pm on Thursday. 

May the Lord be with you in your studies, your service, and your relationships this week and the next. 

Peace,

Caleb

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

[Salt-l] SALT Meeting Minutes 12/9- Last meeting of the semester/ SALT Christmas Party

Minutes:
Devotion: Trailer for The Christmas Shoes

Announcements:
-Poverty Simulation Thursday Dec. 11th 7-9pm in the Community Room
Registration link:
-If you do not get Katie you're receipt by Friday you will not get reimbursed!
-Dining Dollars Food Drive Delivers needed- Contact Chris Barnes if interested at Christopher.barnes@valpo.edu
-Adopt A Family Volunteers needed- Contact Caleb Rollins if interested! Or sign up here:
-Café Manna Volunteers Needed - need at least 5 people! sign up here:
-Fair Trade sign-up sheet:


WRC:
-Review of project, project name, and tagline.
-Logo: Logo #4: The 400 Movement logo with child flying a kite
-Tchotchke: Coin/Foot Pendants  

Information within this email is to be kept confidential, meaning please do not post or reveal this information to anyone outside of SALT until the Official SALT Page reveals this information first.

Thanks everyone and have a great night!!
Ashley Long
SALT Secretary