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.

 

SAC Focus For 2024

“Our Faith In Public Life”

This year SAC will focus on bringing our faith into public life by focusing on each of our seven principles. SAC will invite an organization to speak, whose mission aligns with each principle. 

  • 1st Quarter: Coalition For The Homeless Of Central Florida
  • 2nd Quarter: Get Out The Vote
  • 3rd Quarter: Climate Change/Environmental Justice
  • 4th Quarter: Human Rights

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

Second Quarter Social Action Share The Plate
SAC chose Planned Parenthood Of Southwest And Central Florida as our Share The Plate recipient this quarter.
The mission of Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida is to provide affordable access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care and accurate health information through patient care, education and advocacy.
Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida, an affiliate of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. began operations in 1966 and presently provides vital sexual and reproductive health services, as well as comprehensive sexuality education to people of all genders and ages throughout southwest and central Florida. Our commonsense approach to health and well-being is based on respect for each individual's right to make informed, independent decisions about health, sex, and family planning.
Medical services include lifesaving cancer screenings, birth control, prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted infections, breast health services, gender-affirming care, abortion care and more. Planned Parenthood is also committed to providing comprehensive, age-appropriate and medically accurate sexuality education, and advocating for policies that enable Americans to access comprehensive reproductive and sexual health care, education, and information.