This committee coordinates opportunities for Cedars members to give funds and volunteer time to service organizations that alleviate such social concerns problems as hunger and homelessness.

Cedars believes that a commitment to social justice is a natural extension of both our fellowship’s mission statement and the Unitarian Universalist principles. We further believe that integrated and coordinated social action is integral to the life and growth of our fellowship. Our mission, therefore, is to identify and facilitate involvement in social action and social justice projects to which we can make a positive and substantive contribution.

Social Action Team Service Activities 

  • Monthly Special Collections
  • Super Suppers
  • Food drives for Helpline and Fishline
  • Work Parties
  • Annual holiday drive for YWCA Alive

Contact the Social Action Team at SocialAction@CedarsUUChurch.org for more information.


News

Social Justice Committee News February 4, 2022 by Carolyn Kerns - Greetings! My name is Carol Ann Davidson and I am the Board liaison to a new unified Social Justice Committee. The past two years have been hard for many. It is easy to feel helpless given some of the challenges we… more
Meaningful Movies October 8, 2021 by Carolyn Kerns - Join Meaningful Movies on Monday, October 18 at 6:30 PM for an online screening of Community First, A Home for the Homeless, a documentary about a unique residential development that is transforming the lives of homeless people through the power of community. … more
Super Supper Help Needed October 1, 2021 by Carolyn Kerns - Our Social Action efforts are resuming and we need your help! Super suppers, a free meal for those in need provided by members of the Interfaith Council, resumed this July. Cedars in partnership with Kol Shalom offers dinners on the… more
Special Collection for The West Sound Wildlife Shelter April 22, 2021 by Admin - This month our Cedars congregation will participate in a special service project at the Center. In addition, recognizing further environmental justice opportunities in this effort, we are asking all members to consider making a special donation to this wonderful facility… more
Reform Our Justice System: Targeting the Poor November 5, 2020 by Admin - Banning debt-based drivers license suspensions is a goal of the Kitsap Equity, Race, And Community Engagement Coalition, Kitsap ERACE. The organization's criminal justice team added the objective to its list of collective actions after conferring with those working with impacted people.… more
Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation June 5, 2020 by Admin_A - Special Collection, June 14 Tradition continues...no matter how weird this time may be!For the past several years, Cedars has held a June Food Drive to help Fishline and Helpline House fill their shelves with kid-focused food for the summer. More children than ever before rely on… more
Meals for Anyone Who Needs Them May 15, 2020 by Admin_A - At this time of physical distancing, the Bainbridge Super Suppers have been suspended. But, thankfully, there are creative local efforts that have assured that those who need meals can get them. The Social Action Committee would like to highlight and applaud these… more
Thank You, Cedars! March 11, 2020 by Admin - February Special Collection YWCA Alive ShelterYou showed your love, and the YWCA Alive Shelter in Bremerton will benefit from it. For our February Special Collection on February 23, the table was loaded with much needed items from the shelter's wish list: towels, blankets, paper goods,… more
February Special Collection February 14, 2020 by Admin_A - Sunday, February 23Worship ServiceGive a Valentine's Gift to YWCA Alive Shelter! February's Special Collection, on Sunday, February 23, will go to The Alive Shelterlocated in Bremerton. The Shelter offers refuge to women and children dealing with domestic abuse. It's never too late to send… more
Cedars Social Justice February 7, 2020 by Admin_A - Volunteer OpportunityRecently, Penny Brewer visited the Tacoma Detention Center, where AIDNW volunteers work with detainees. AIDNW was the recipient of the Cedars December 2020 Special Collection Funds.Penny had the opportunity to meet and speak with some of the detainees, and… more

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