The Social Action Committee organizes Fellowship activities that help make our community, our nation and the world a better place.
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.
Our projects include:
Giving Away the Plate
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:
- Feeding The Valley food bank.
- Safe House Ministry
- Paz Amigos
- Homeless Resource Network
- Boys and Girls Club of Chattahoochee Valley
- Battered Women Shelter
- Trees Columbus
- Sandy Relief Fund
- Haiti Relief Fund
- Valley Rescue Mission
For more information
Email us with “Social Action Committee” in the subject line.
Hurricane Relief through UUA
The Unitarian Universalist Association has established the UUA Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. Money will target underserved populations, through grassroots organizations in Texas that work with UU and to local UU congregations. You’ll also find a link to volunteer with the UU College of Social Justice.
Benchmark duffel bag project
Learn more here about this project to provide comfort and assistance to foster kids served by Benchmark Family Services.