In these days of difficulty, we Americans everywhere must and shall choose the path of social justice…the path of faith, the path of hope, and the path of love toward our fellow man."
— Franklin D. Roosevelt

Mission

The mission of the Social Action Committee is to put our values into action. In Unitarian Universalism, we have a legacy of "deeds, not creeds." The foundation of our UU faith is our principles: to respect the inherent worth and dignity of every person, seek justice, equity, and compassion in human relations through the democratic process respect the interdependent web of all existence. Our UU principles guide the actions and activities of the Social Action Committee.

 

Activities and Opportunities

Our Social Action Committee provides our Fellowship with activities and opportunities to put these UU values into action in a variety of ways.

  • First, we recommend organizations to receive 40% of the Sunday plate donations.
  • Second, we coordinate “Boots-on-the-Ground” volunteer activities that support causes aligned with our values.
  • Third, we host and coordinate our “UU Faith in Action Sunday” with speakers discussing social justice issues relevant to our community.
  • Fourth, we host our Triple U Legislative Team sharing updates on relevant legislation impacting our values and advocate at the local, state, and federal levels for social justice issues. Our Florida Legislature reconvenes on March 2, 2021. Please follow this site for updates on pending legislation (Bills) that may impact our UU values with notes from Unitarian Universalist Justice Florida (UUJF).

 

2021 Housing Insecurity

Our Social Action Committee has selected “Housing Insecurity” as our 2021 focus due to the unprecedented number of Central Florida residents facing housing insecurity as a result of the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Key organizations in Central Florida addressing housing insecurity, services for the homeless, and the Housing First initiative are listed below. We encourage you to help by either volunteering, donating, or advocating for these programs that support our UU values. 

Coordinating Leadership Organization   

Administrative Arm of the Commission  

Service Providers

Housing First Providers

 

If you would like to join the Social Action Committee please email  SocialActionChair@universityuus.org for more information.

SHARE THE PLATE

For March and April 40% of the plate will be shared with the Christian Services Center.

The mission of the Christian Services Center is to prevent homelessness, combat poverty, cultivate self-sufficiency, and restore hope through the faithful provision of services that directly address physical, emotional and spiritual needs for families and individuals who are struggling in Central Florida.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Collection Opportunity

Snack Bags and Hygiene Kits

The Christian Services Center also supplies clients with snack bags and hygiene kits as needed.  Please review the list HERE and collect items during the next two months. SAC volunteers will pick up completed kits in April (exact date TBD). Items should be placed in 1-gallon size Ziploc bags (freezer bags are best) for easy handling.

We have approximately 100 members - wouldn’t it be great to have 100 bags!