The Social Action Committee coordinates community outreach and social justice projects for Community UU Church. To sign up for an event, e-mail the committee at UUsInAction.
Our community garden project.
Coordinator: Deb Bliss
Each September 11, we distribute baskets of cookies and cakes to area firemen to say thanks for their service and dedication.
In 2012, gift baskets were delivered to 46 local police and fire stations. Approximately 15 drivers helped deliver the goodies that 25 volunteers helped bake or pack. Many of the baked goods came from a local LDS church, as part of an inter-faith gesture.
Coordinator: Samantha Hall
Love Where You Live is a partnership between Plano neighborhoods, volunteers, and the City with a goal of transforming communities through social and physical revitalization.
Coordinator: Nelah McComsey
Plano Community Homes provide affordable housing for low-income older adults and persons with limited mobility. Community UU's First Friday Folksingers provide a quarterly music program for residents of PCH.
Coordinator: Bev Fleming
We provide canned vegetables, nonperishable food, and fresh vegetables from our garden for God's Pantry as well as assistance with their utility bill. Please bring your food donations and place in the cart next to the front door.
Coordinator: Linda Frank
In the summers of 2010 and 2011, a small group from Community UU Church traveled to New Orleans to spend a week participating in the New Orleans Rebirth Volunteer Program, a program of the Center for Ethical Living and Social Justice Renewal (CELSJR), housed at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of New Orleans (FUUNO). We return annually to New Orleans to continue this work.
More information can be found on the New Orleans page.
Coordinator: Dick Hildenbrand
UUSC advances human rights and social justice around the world, partnering with those who confront unjust power structures and mobilizing to challenge oppressive policies.
The mission of UUSC is guided by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), as well as Unitarian Universalist principles, which affirm the inherent worth and dignity of every person. For specific program details, go to the UUSC web site.
Our members are encouraged to support social justice around the world by supporting the work of the UUSC.
Coordinator: Janet Belden
The Texas Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry is a statewide justice ministry that raises the voice of Unitarian Universalist values in the public arena and seeks to have those values enacted into legislation and promulgated in public policy.
Coordinator: Linda Frank
Standing on the Side of Love is a public advocacy campaign (sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Association) that seeks to harness love's power to stop oppression. For more information, go to their web site.
Common Read is a program of the Unitarian Universalist Association in which member churches across the country read a common book and hold studies and discussions of the book.
During February and March 2011, we read The Death of Josseline: Immigrant Stories from the Arizona Borderlands. Nancy Barlow led a well-attended review and discussion of this book.
In the spring of 2012, we read Eboo Patel's memoir Acts of Faith. Lexie McGrane led our discussion.
The 2013 selection will be announced soon.
For more information, contact UUsInAction.