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 June, July, and August 40% of the plate will be shared with Pathlight Home.

Ending homelessness through permanent housing.

Mission
The mission of Pathlight Home is to change the lives of homeless and low-income individuals by providing affordable housing and economic opportunities.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Collection Opportunity

Individuals moving into the Pathlight Home apartments come with nothing in the way of household goods, so gently used and new household items are needed to furnish and maintain an apartment. Items include bathroom, bedroom, and kitchen items and cleaning supplies, along with decorative items to make the apartments feel like home.

Boots-on-the-Ground Event

Members of the Social Action Committee are hosting monthly (June, July, August) Bingo Parties for the residents with prizes of household items for the Bingo winners. These events offer recreation and diversion for individuals with limited means to afford these opportunities.

Contact the Social Action Committee (SAC) at sac@uuuf.org if you would like to donate items or to help host a Bingo Party.