Short-Term Social Justice Projects
Community Involvement helps make church members aware of current social problems, promotes and organizes community projects, and demonstrates that active interest can make a difference.
Our Social Justice Ministries help us to get involved in our community. When we see the need for change, when we want to help, we find ways to act and build relationships with individuals and organizations. Our short-term Social Justice projects run throughout the year and involve various community organizations.
You can sign up to work on any of the short-term Social Justice projects online or in Channing Hall. Look for additional details and contact information in the monthly First Church Newsletter or the weekly First Church Now. Click here for the Social Justice Guide for Fall 2015 through Summer 2016.
Recent Short-Term Social Justice Projects
September 2015 -- Yates Museum
10 volunteers worked hard to clear overgrowth and restore the Prayer Garden in Freedman's Town, 4th ward.
September 2015 -- Planned Parenthood
In September First UU volunteers helped assemble packets of information about Planned Parenthood that included a condom to promote responsible sexual choices.
July and August 2015 -- Medical Bridges
Volunteers from First UU working at Medical Bridges where we sort and count medical supplies. Medical Bridges recovers medical surplus that would otherwise be discarded and redistributes it to hospitals, clinics and healthcare providers in less fortunate countries. Supplies and equipment collected help combat the spread of diseases in developing nations throughout the world.
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