The special social justice “plate” offering on June 20 is for The Care Store, a local agency that works with over 35 social service agencies, schools, and churches in Isabella County to provide people with much-needed personal hygiene and household cleaning products. You can donate online to the Social Justice Fund at our website or checks can be sent to our treasurer made out to UUFCM with “The Care Store” indicated in the memo.
The special social justice “plate” offering on May 16 is for R.I.S.E. (Women's Aid Service, an agency serving domestic violence and sexual assault victims in Isabella, Gratiot, and Clare counties. You can donate online to the Social Justice Fund at our website or checks can be sent to our treasurer made out to UUFCM with “R.I.S.E.” indicated in the memo line.
On 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 the 26 Unitarian Universalist congregations and allies in Michigan 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 donate online to the Social Justice Special Plate Collections Fund at our website or checks can be sent to our treasurer made out to UUFCM with MUUSJN in the memo.
We are also very much encouraging individual people to become a members of MUUSJN. The work of the MUUSJN director and the three project organizers we employ has led to many accomplishments each year that support our UU values. Thus, when you become a member, you spread your small donation well beyond our UUFCM walls.
This Sunday, a special plate collection will be taken to supplement the minister’s discretionary fund. Our minister is often contacted by people in the community who might need gas money, money to pay an electric bill, a night in a hotel, etc., and he uses his discretionary fund to provide this. While we have a line item in our budget, it does not suffice for the needs like this in the community, especially in the time of the coronavirus. You can donate online to this fund at our website or checks can be sent to our treasurer made out to UUFCM with “Discretionary Fund” indicated in the memo line.
The September special collection is for the CMU Student Food Pantry, which works to alleviate the challenges and hardships of food insecurity that many CMU students encounter during their academic career. You can make your online donation to the Social Justice Fund or, if you prefer to write a check, please write it to UUFCM with Student Food Pantry on the memo line.