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.
December Special Collection December 1, 2023 - Cedars holds a Special Collection monthly for community outreach as a way to educate our congregation about the work of various nonprofit organizations that reflect our values and to channel our generosity in support of them. On December 10th, the… more Social Action Highlights of 2022 January 18, 2023 - The committee merged the Social Justice Network and Social Action Committees into one Committee. The focus for the Committee for 2022 was to restructure the committee, reinstitute monthly Special Collections, and offer monthly opportunities for the congregation to gather around… more Social Justice Committee News February 4, 2022 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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
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