Guest at Your Table UUSC Fundraiser 2017 Kicks-off!
When: November 12th through December 17th
As we enter this “Season of Giving,” live your UU values and share your blessings by donating to the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee. Guest at Your Table asks that at mealtimes beginning November 12th, set aside some money as if sharing with your guests. Then, on December 17th, bring (or send) a check that represents the money you’ve set aside. Please make your checks out to the UU Service Committee.
You can make your donation in one of the following ways:
1. Put a check in the collection basket on Sunday mornings anytime between November 12th and December 17th.
2. Mail your check to the UUFS office (UUFS, P.O. Box 2398, Sunnyvale, CA 94087-0398),
3. Donate online at www.uusc.org/givetoguest (make sure to note “Sunnyvale” as your congregation), or
4. Place a check in your GAYT box and you or your child bring the box to UUFS no later than 12/17.
Donating to UUSC during this fundraiser can triple your impact!
· All donations from UUFS will be matched (up to $5000) by the Gary W. Hartz Memorial Grant
· Donations of $125 or more are eligible for a match from the UU Congregation at Shelter Rock in Manhasset, N.Y.
· UUSC is a humanitarian organization and therefore, you may be able to obtain matching funds from your employer. For more information see www.uusc.org/workplace-giving.
For more information about the UU Service Committee, visit www.uusc.org.
UUA Disaster Relief Fund
After the Southeast and the Caribbean experienced two category five hurricanes within a week of each other, the initial Hurricane Irma Recovery Fund was broadened and renamed the UUA Disaster Relief Fund. Your donation will allow the UUA to respond flexibly to current disaster needs and to new situations as they arise, such as the extensive wild fires in the western U.S.
Click here to donate online or for information on how to donate by mail.
Volunteer to Help with Hurricane Disaster Relief with UUCSJ
The Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice (UUCSJ) team is keeping a close eye on updates regarding the communities affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, particularly those who are most vulnerable. In partnership with UUSC grassroots partners in Texas and Florida, UUCSJ is exploring where and how volunteers can be most useful once the worst flooding has receded.
If you are available to travel to Texas or Florida to support relief efforts, please click here to sign up to join the volunteer list. UUCSJ will notify you when volunteer placements that fit your skills are available.
2017-2018 UUFS Outreach Programs
Overseen by our Social Justice Team, our Fellowship proudly gives 5% of our annual budget towards supporting causes and organizations that serve those in our local community.
July: $500 went to Columbia Middle School Learning Resource Center
August: $1250 went to Sunnyvale Community Services. SCS serves low income people who live in Sunnyvale with donations of food basics, a “store” for gifts for the holidays at the end of the year, and grants of money to help people who are facing evictions and have hardship like a disabling illness.
October: $1250 went the Mountain View Day Worker Center which provides a place for migrants usually far from home and $75 for dues to the UU Partner Church Council which sends us news and information about their Unitarian members in Romania and other countries outside the US.
Click here to see our donations for fiscal year 2016-2017. For more information on our Social Justice Outreach Programs, or to have your voice heard, come to a meeting. We meet on the second Sunday after church at 11:00 a.m. in Room 2. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
Love Resists is a new, collaborative website between UUA and UUSC to support a growing movement to resist hate speech and xenophobic policy actions at local, state, and national levels. Click here to learn more.
The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee is a human rights organization with a global reach powered by grassroots collaboration. In more than a dozen countries throughout the world UUSC advances a full array of human rights — promoting economic justice, bolstering environmental justice, and protecting rights at risk. As part of the latter, UUSC works to deliver aid with dignity and advance the rights of people left behind during humanitarian crises, which include forgotten conflicts, natural disasters, and forced immigration. Learn more about UUSC’s work at www.uusc.org/our-work.
UUSC is pleased to have earned the highest possible rating — four out of four stars — from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent evaluator of nonprofit organizations. The rating reflects UUSC’s consistent execution of its mission in a fiscally responsible way.
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Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California
The Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California is a grassroots organization committed to advancing justice by cultivating and connecting leaders and communities, and by empowering the public voice of those who share UU values and principles. Volunteer-led Action Teams in our state are working to educate, organize and advocate for:
- Economic Justice
- Environmental Justice
- Immigrant Justice
- LGBTQI Equality
- Prison Reform
If you are interested in learning more about the UUJMCA or supporting their work, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Statements of Conscience
The UUA Commission on Social Witness proposes study/action issues (CSAI) for consideration at General Assembly. Out of this process comes Statements of Conscience to focus the efforts of congregations and other UU groups. SOC shape the meaning of contemporary Unitarian Universalism and empower the Office of Advocacy and Witness to lobby our positions in pending legislation.
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