The Church Has Left The Building… you can often hear Rev. Bluemel say this phrase on Sunday mornings or read in the monthly newsletter our thanks to parishioners who are putting their faith into action in the wider world. It is inspiring to see how North Parish members serve the wider world as individuals, as families, as small groups, and as an entire congregation.
The Social Action Council helps coordinate social action projects within the congregation and provides support for project leaders. The Council updates the Social Action calendar and helps guide all-congregation initiatives. The Council also organizes monthly special outreach collections. In the past, these collections have supported women and children’s shelters, Jericho Road Lawrence, The People’s Pantry, national or international disaster relief efforts, and international UU connections through the Partner Church Council and UU Service Committee.
If you would like to get involved with or learn more about upcoming Social Action Council opportunities, please contact us. If you would like to make a suggestion for a social action project/event or special collection recipient to the SAC, please complete this form and give to a SAC member or put in the collection plate. Thank you.
The Social Action Council (SAC) MISSION is to celebrate the work we do to serve others and bring peace, liberty, love and justice into our local communities and beyond; to connect people with people and with organizations to do this work; and to create opportunities for the sharing of information, engagement and action.
In addition to many annual efforts, small group projects, and ongoing Food Ministries, there are currently three Social Action Task Forces operating at North Parish: Multicultural Competencies Task Force, Sanctuary Task Force and Climate Justice Task Force.
North Parish Multicultural Task Force
The Board of Trustees (“BOT”) recently voted to place a Black Lives Matter banner in front of the meeting house to signify North Parish’s support for racial justice especially concerning the black community. (continue reading)
Board of Trustees 2016 Letter to local newspapers
Black Lives Matter FAQ 2016
Did You Know?…
Why do some of us say that our faith calls us to affirm that Black Lives Matter?