Social Justice - Faith in Action
It is service to others that is transcendent.
This has the capacity to make us no longer ordinary.
To be a part of this community is transcendent.
... Every single interaction that you have can send out a message of hope.”
~ Ross Levin, “Spend Your Life Wisely,” February 13, 2011
Many of us are drawn to this faith community because of its commitment to social action and justice. It has been said that ours is a faith of “deeds – not creeds”, meaning simply that we live out our faith in our actions, not just our words. We invite you to explore the myriad ways to connect with the UUFCM community through participation in ongoing “faith in action” initiatives. But the list is by no means exhaustive! If you have a social justice issue that you’re passionate about – bring your intention and creativity to the table. Please contact our current Social Action Coordinating Committee chairperson with your ideas. Choose to bless the world!
Members of the Social Justice Coordinating Team (SJC Team) are frequently asked,
“What does SJC Team do?”
As the UUFCM Social Justice Coordinating Team we are committed to alerting congregational members and friends to events/needs, etc., in our local, regional, state, national and global world, so that individually and/or collectively we can, inspired by love, work to transform ourselves and our world.
While we will regularly announce events and needs through the e-News, the bulletin board in the fellowship hall, the order of service and on our closed Facebook page, we also directly alert members and friends who might have an interest in a specific issue. To this end, we ask that you fill out our short online survey.
UUFCM Social Justice Coordinating Team - Norma Bailey, Joyce Henricks, Jen Prout, Sara Prussing, Candi Tomlinson, Katie Zapoluch, Janis Shinn (Board Liaison)
At our January 25, 2020 annual all-congregation retreat led by our Social Justice Coordinating Team and our minister Drew Frantz, we committed to direct our congregation’s 2020 social justice efforts to voting rights and environmental issues. Two committees were formed to organize and create an action plan for those efforts: Voting Rights – David Wagstaff, Jim Moreno and Melissa Nix – Environmental Issues – Sara Prussing, Deb Allore, Daniel Davis and Matt Cavalieri.
Each of these committees will inform the members and friends of the congregation on how to
participate in these efforts, whether it’s just one time or multiple times, depending upon each of our interests and/or availabilities. They will utilize e-News, our Facebook page, our bulletin insert, our Fellowship Hall bulletin board, and our website. Please check each of these regularly.
Other Ways You Can Act:
Or consider donating to one of these organizations.
“My heart is moved by all I cannot save: