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Sing to the Power being offered on Wednesday, January 10

  Led by Rev. Sasha Ostrum. Open to children, teens and adults ages 10 and up, this is a service-learning social justice curriculum that affirms our Unitarian Universalist heritage of confronting “powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love.” Participants experience their own power, and understand how it can … Continued

Getting to Know Your Board

Members of our Board would like to thank all those who participated in the December Board Forums/Get Togethers. We enjoyed the opportunity for fellowship, reflection and information sharing (both ways as hoped!). We’ll offer additional opportunities in 2018, but please feel free to contact Robin Banker at [email protected] with your comments at any time.

UUSC Guest at Your Table

Through the Guest At Your Table program you can support more than 75 UUSC grassroots programs on the front lines of social justice. One of those programs is the Queer Detainee Empowerment Project (QDEP). QDEP helped Ali Dawodu gain asylum and start a new life in the US after he was attacked for being a … Continued

Last Call! Holiday Baskets for Urban Ministries

Last year, UUFR donated 17 holiday meal baskets for families in need – help us increase that total this year! UM’s food pantry manager reports that families love to receive these holiday boxes or baskets. Baskets or boxes should be delivered to UUFR no later than Sunday, December 17. Please buy a $25 gift card … Continued

Registration due by January 14 for UUFR’s ONLINE Coming of Age Class

Due to scheduling issues with our in-person Coming of Age course, this Spring we will be offering a special online Coming of Age course for 9th graders and older high school teens who have not yet had an opportunity to participate in the class. This online course will begin on January 21st and continues through … Continued

Who does the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee help?

Every year, over 100,000 women, children and refugees cross the U.S. Southwest border fleeing persecution in their home country. Fiscal year 2017 saw over 30,000 unaccompanied minors crossing the border. Most come seeking refugee from El Salvador and Honduras’ notorious MS-13 and 18th street gang. The gangs routinely target boys from age 8-16, forcibly recruiting … Continued

A Message from Rev. Dr. Justin Osterman regarding Texas

The terrible, criminal tragedy at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas on Sunday was horrifying. I cannot read about the victims without weeping. It seems no outrage is sufficient to provoke Congress to protect the American public from deranged citizens armed with military-style assault weapons. We cannot stop living – working, playing, praying … Continued