This Sunday a special plate collection will be taken to support the work of MUUSJN, the Michigan Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Network. MUUSJN is a very active state-wide network of Unitarian Universalists and allies who work together for progressive change. Its mission is to foster the worth and dignity of people by promoting social justice and community service. You can see a list of Highlights of 2018 MUUSJN Accomplishments to get a feel for what MUUSJN does. If you prefer to write a check, please address it to MUUSJN. If you wish to have your own membership, there are membership application materials in the Fellowship Hall.
The MUUSJN Environmental Task Force is looking for members from various UU congregations to complete an environmental survey, thus helping them focus on goals and set the direction for their work this church year. Please complete the survey by Monday, October 15.
Sunday, March 4 & 18
The Social Justice Coordinating Team is facilitating two more workshops to engage members and friends in racial justice work, utilizing the Interfaith Toolkit on Challenging Racism developed by MUUSJN. We will continue these adult RE sessions in the sanctuary on March 4 and 18, from 12:00-1:30 p.m., and a light lunch will be provided. Our sessions will involve articles, video clips, activities and discussion, with an emphasis on deeper understanding of white privilege and systemic racism. If you plan on attending, please contact Norma Bailey (989-560-3952; firstname.lastname@example.org) so that we can know numbers for the light lunch. Feel free to come even if you were unable to attend previously.
To prepare for the workshop on March 4, please read the following articles:
In November our congregation was honored to nominate our own Vicki Chessin for the 2017 MUUSJN Social Justice Activist Award. You can read our nomination letter here.
The Michigan UU Social Justice Network is advertising for a Northern Michigan Justice Organizer for central and northern Michigan (see job description). This is a six month paid position. Take a look at it yourself and also feel free to send it to others who might be interested. Contact Norma Bailey (email@example.com) if you have questions.