Through education, service, advocacy and witness, the Racial Justice Steering Committee (RJSC) – a subgroup of the UUCF Social Justice Council – is dedicated to identifying and alleviating the root causes and effects of racial injustice and racial discrimination. Find out about the group’s Second Principle Project and other ways the RJSC is working toward these goals at uucf.org/racial-justice. For more information contact RJSC Co-chair Kaye Cook.
Coming soon to UUCF: Unitarian Univeralists for Jewish Awareness. Contact Albert Nekimken. New group committed to supporting UU-Jewish multi-religiosity, including those who have come to Unitarian Universalism from Judaism, interfaith/multi-religious individuals and families, religious professionals or anyone with a personal or spiritual interest in Jewish UU theology, stories, heritage and resources. Potential tasks: Prep for the UUCF Seder on Apr. 9 and Holocaust memorial event later.
Questions? Contact Rich Sider. We received 120 financial pledges for the Jul.1, 2017-Jun. 30, 2018 year at the services last Sunday and about another 80 in the mail or electronically through today. That means there are still about 300 UUCF households that have not yet made your pledge. Please do so as soon as possible or by Apr. 2 at the latest. You can complete and mail the pledge form you received or make your pledge online here. Pledge cards will also be available at a table in the Commons after each service on Sunday.
Since mid-October 2016, UUCF and the UU Congregation of Sterling have been co-sponsoring a refugee family from Afghanistan. Please click here to read a status report from the project team.
The Social Justice Council selects the recipients of our monthly Share the Plate donations annually. This month’s Share the Plate recipient – the Fellowship Square Foundation (FSF) – is a local non-profit that provides affordable housing and supportive services for very low-income seniors and persons with disabilities. FSF owns and operates four apartment communities with 670 units that are home to nearly 800 residents from diverse backgrounds, enabling vulnerable seniors to live with independence and dignity.