Social Justice Committee
The mission of the Unitarian Universalists of the Cumberland Valley (UUCV) is to transform lives and care for the world. UUCV’s Social Justice Committee strives to energize and motivate all who attend UUCV to live our mission by providing a variety of opportunities both inside and outside our walls. From marching in rallies to distributing food for the hungry; from providing school supplies for needy children to cleaning up state parks and local neighborhoods; from building relationships with other faith communities to making calls and signing petitions supporting local and state initiatives; from caring for Carlisle’s homeless to providing educational opportunities for girls and young women in Mozambique – there is something for everyone interested in helping us transform lives and care for the world.
Involvement with UUCV’s social justice activities gives participants the opportunity to possibly find their “purpose” or “passion.” Many who have participated in an activity for the first time have discovered just how good it feels to give back and they are anxious to do it again.
UUCV’s presence at local community activities such as United Way’s Day of Caring, Carlisle’s Martin Luther King Celebration, Project SHARE’s Farm Stand and Carlisle C.A.R.E.S. Homeless Shelter, to name a few, creates an awareness for others who may be seeking a liberal religious community such as UUCV.
In addition to actual hands-on activities, we provide educational opportunities. For instance, we show social justice documentaries such as Groundswell Rising, we have facilitated book discussions on such titles as Just Mercy, and we have hosted a local Imam to give a presentation on Islam.
We welcome everyone, young and old alike, to join us. If you are not a “committee” person, that is fine. You don’t have to be a member of the Social Justice Committee to show up to help with one of our activities. Ours is a true team effort and the bigger the team, the larger impact we can have. If you are willing to give just a little bit of your time to make this world a better place, we want you for our team. If you are interested in more information, please check the UUCV website, contact Reverend Aija, or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
UUCV is an important community, both to its congregation and to the region. To maintain our viability, we rely upon the generosity of our members and friends. Please continue to offer your time, talents, and treasure in support of the church and its work.
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