Category: Social Action

About the Social Action Committee

UCF’s Social Action Committee is staying busy, even in this time of COVID.  This committee’s makeup is ever-changing – any member of the congregation can bring a social justice issue or project to a meeting for consideration, or they can join us to work on … read more.

Anti-Racism Work

Thank you to all who participated in our anti-racism instrument!

Over 90% of respondents strongly agreed that it was important for our congregation to work toward a more racially just country and the responses were evenly split between those who were more drawn to mobilizing individuals … read more.

Social Action Meeting in August

August Social Action Meeting

The Social Action Committee will be meeting on Thursday, August 26th at 10:00 AM in Room 7 of the Sunday School Building. We will also be on Zoom for those who can’t attend in person. This is an important meeting … read more.

5th Sunday Collection for August: CLTRA

When Hurricane Florence hit eastern NC in September 2018, Carteret County recorded historic amounts of rain and storm surge that produced catastrophic flooding. Many homes and lives were devastated including many of the county’s vulnerable populations who were living in low-lying, at-risk locations.

In response, residents … read more.

UCF and Racial Justice

Exploring Anti-Racism as a congregation

Over the past two years, some UCF members have been reading, learning, and discussing the concepts and ideas around anti-racism, equity and social justice. In early June, UCF members and friends received a request to complete a brief survey to help … read more.

May’s 5th Sunday Collection: Broad Street Clinic

By tradition, in every month that has five Sundays, UCF collects money for a non-profit organization (usually local) that is chosen by the Social Action Committee.

Barb Thomas, Co-Chair of the Social Action Committee presents check to Edie Reed, Executive Director of Broad Street Clinic

The month … read more.

“Recognizing and Interrupting Racism” Class

On Saturday, June 12th, ten members and friends gathered at the Sunday School building for a class by Liz Morningstar called “Recognizing and Interrupting Racism”.  The class was interactive with participants sharing information learned in books on racism (and Anti-racism) over the past two years … read more.

Beach Cleanup

On Saturday, June 5th, twelve members and friends from UCF took part in a beach cleanup at Ft. Macon State Park to participate in World Ocean Day.  The cleanup was sponsored by the Green Sanctuary and Social Action Committees and Carteret Big Sweep. Many thanks … read more.

Notes From Anti-Racism Meeting – March 21, 2021

Several UCF and community members have participated in classes, book discussions, and film discussions on anti-racism over the last year. On March 21 the Social Action and Adult Religious Education Committees invited the congregation to brainstorm ways we, both as individuals and as a fellowship, … read more.