About the Social Justice Committee

UCF’s Social Justice Committee helps UCF to fulfill its vision of being a “visible presence in the community promoting a just world through…compassionate action”.  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 any of our current projects or issues.  Click here to see our Mission Statement. The minutes of our most recent meeting will give you an overview of our work.

The committee donates money and time to local non-profits that fit with our mission, organizing “Days of Service” when needed.  We hold special collections in times of natural disaster and every month with five Sundays, we select a non-profit organization (usually local) to receive a special “5th Sunday” collection. We ask our congregation to make a donation designated as “5th Sunday” during that month, which goes to that organization. In addition, on the 5th Sunday of that month, all funds that are not marked as pledges automatically go to the 5th Sunday organization.

The Social Justice Committee meets quarterly with frequent email communication between meetings. Co-chairs of the committee are Harriet Altman (harrietaltman@icloud.com) and Barb Thomas (bsthomas2@gmail.com).   Our next meeting will be in August – watch the calendar for the date and time. See our 2022-2023 Annual Report, which details our work during the past fiscal year.

UCF Crew does litter cleanup in Beaufort with the Lions Club
UCF Gets $50,000 grant from UUA for Disaster Recovery in Carteret County

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