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, such as the upcoming activity below, please complete this form and give to a SAC member or put in the collection plate. Thank you.
Please see here for application for the Amelia Reeve Social Action Award
The Social Action Council will be awarding the $1,000 Amelia Reeve Scholarship to a North Parish Youth Group member. The student should be a high school senior who is graduating in June 2020 and will be pursuing advanced education, training, or military service. Former youth group members who graduated from high school within the past four years and are enrolled in a program of advanced education, training, or military service are also eligible. Applications must be submitted in hard copy to the North Parish care of Susan Haltmaier by May 1, 2020. The award will be made in early June 2020.
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 initiatives operating at North Parish: Racial Justice Team, Sanctuary Task Force and Climate Justice Task Force.