About

The Social Action Committee organizes Fellowship activities that help make our community, our nation and the world a better place.

Mission

The 2019 Mission Statement of the Social Action Committee is to promote and encourage outreach actions that serve humanity and protect the earth.
Our rationale is even though, as Unitarians, we each have our own religious and spiritual views and beliefs, we are nevertheless, bound together by a common set of principles.

Several of our Unitarian principles impel us towards social action. Included in these are the following affirmations:

  • The inherent worth and dignity of every person.
  • Justice, equity and compassion in human relations.
  • The goal of world community with peace, justice, and liberty for all.
  • Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

These principles call upon us to act with love and compassion, to seek justice, and to function as responsible stewards of the earth.

For more information

Email us with “Social Action Committee” in the subject line.

 

Our projects include:

Giving Away the Platemedium_6859392170

The third Sunday of each month we give away the collection plate to a local nonprofit that supports at least one of the Seven Principles of Unitarian Universalism. Past recipients include:

Give Away the Plate Recipients

2022
Chattahoochee Valley Episcopal Ministry

Feeding the Valley

World Kitchen (Ukraine refugees) and NAACP Scholarship Fund

World Kitchen (Ukraine)

House of Heroes

Mercy Meds

2021
Jan. thru May still Zoom only.

Direct Services – fans for elderly

Paz Amigos

Safe House Ministries

Girls Inc.

Jerry Farber Walk for Homeless

Carpenter’s Way

Enrichment Services

2020
Tree of Life

NAACP Scholarship Fund

Feeding the Valley

(Zoom Services began due to pandemic.  Feeding the Valley was recommended)

2019
El Refugio;  DFCS –  baby needs

SPLC

Feeding the Valley

NAACP Freedom Fund – scholarships

Stewart Community Home

Valley Rescue Mission – fans for elderly

Paz Amigos

Columbus Urban Debate League

Double Churches Middle School Special Ed.

Safe House Ministries (Jail Ministry)

Undocumented Family – Christmas $

Homeless Resource Network $ and clothing

2018
Double Churches Elementary School- replenish school supplies

Homeless Resource Network

Valley Rescue Mission – Damascus Way

Trees Columbus

Animal Ark

El Refugio

Grace House – Safe House Ministry for Men

Emily Jones – $ for home fire recovery

Double Churches Elementary

Homeless Resource Network

Pets for Vets

Christmas for Undocumented Family

2017
Puerto Rico Disaster Relief Fund

Direct Services – fans for elderly

Brown Bag of Columbus

Columbus Baptist Hillcrest Ministry Hunger Fund

Double Churches Elementary $ for Media Center AR books

UUA – $ for Southeast hurricane relief

Benchmark Foster Children- 30 comfort packs

Christmas $ for an undocumented family

Lion’s Club

 2016

Open door – fans for the elderly

Trees Columbus

House of T.I.M.E.

Neighborhood Works

Valley Rescue Mission

Koinonia Farm

PAWS
Today’s Youth in a Challenging Environment – $ for bikes