The Social Justice Coordinating Team is presenting a new film by Robert Greenwald from Brave New Films “Suppressed – the Fight to Vote” on Saturday, October 26, at 7:00 pm. The film chronicles the rampant voter suppression that affected the outcome of the 2018 midterm election in Georgia and the threat it poses to our elections all across the nation in 2020. We will also have available materials for people to register to vote and to apply for an absentee ballot. Bring friends and family members to view the film and engage in this important conversation.
On the third Sunday of every month, we take a special plate collection to support local charitable agencies, as well as the Michigan Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Network (MUUSJN) and the UU Service Committee (UUSC). Last year (2018-2019) as a congregation we donated $3431.00 in total to these various agencies. We certainly are not a people of scarcity, but rather a people of generosity. Many thanks.
April 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the UUFCM
Jose Vasquez from Chiapas, Mexico
Vasquez is a Mayan, a small-scale coffee farmer and an activist. Our coffee sources (Higher Ground Coffee) and his livelihood are being threatened by a coffee fungus which is the result of climate change. The program is sponsored by the Mt. Pleasant Citizen’s Climate Lobby and Greentree Cooperative.
This Sunday, September 21 we will have a Fellowship Life meeting following service. The meeting will be presented by the newly-formed Social Justice Coordinating Committee who will explain how we can, both individually and collectively, work to transform the world through our efforts.
On Tuesday, February 25, Judge Bernard Friedman convened a federal court hearing on a lawsuit challenging Michigan's ban on same sex marriage. Our congregation felt strongly that he should hear from faith groups which support the right of same sex couples to marry. The following resolution was passed overwhelmingly:
“As Unitarian Universalists, we affirm the inherent worth and dignity of every person; and because marriage is held in honor among the blessings of life, we stand in strong support of equal marriage. As citizens in Michigan, we will speak out to ensure equal protection for all who live and love in our state of Michigan. As people of faith, we call on our elected officials to pass marriage equality in the state of Michigan. Marriage equality strengthens families, protects children and ensures the basic rights of citizenship for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender couples.
In the face of injustice, we stand on the side of love."