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.
Category: Social Action
The year 2021 continues to have significant challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. There are existing and emerging variants that may spread more easily and cause more severe symptoms particularly in those who are unvaccinated. The COVID-19 pandemic also continues to expose long-standing inequities across … read more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
AmexCan is an organization based in Greenville, NC that works to help Mexicans and Latinos in North Carolina. We have partnered with them in the past on efforts to help undocumented people in our area. They are currently running a campaign to collect new or … read more.
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.