Our social justice efforts in the Houston Area are guided by our Social Justice Team leaders. They help to implement activities for social justice through suggestions from members of the church and our community.

When we have concerns, when we see the need for change, when we want to help, we find ways to act and ways to build relationships with individuals and organizations. We find ways to get involved and ways to contribute.

For more information about our current activities, look for our Social Justice Guide on the literature rack near the church office or email us at socialjusticeteam@firstuu.org.

SJT Calendar 2018_19

To sign up for a Social Justice Project click here

 

Signature Project

Our Signature Social Justice Project, Neighbor to Neighbor, encompasses working in the Third Ward with Project Row Houses. We tutor and mentor single mothers, provide nurturing childcare for these mothers to attend classes; tutor neighborhood youth hoping to go to college; and tutor and mentor middle school girls and boys.

 

Shared Offering Partners

Since 2006, we’ve been sharing our Sunday offering, giving away half of the donations to nonprofit organizations which share our values. In a typical year we donate over $27,000 to our Shared Offering Program community partners. The list below is a partial list of organizations to whom we have offered our support.

American-Nepali Students’ and Women’s
Educational Relief (ANSWER)
Arkos Church (Our Partner Church Romania)
Casa de Esperanza de los Niños
Emergency Aid Coalition
Houston Area Women’s Center
Houston Food Bank
Montrose Grace Place
Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast
Plant It Forward Farms
Rebuilding Together Houston
Rutherford B.H Yates Museum
Thoreau Scholarship Foundation
Trees for Houston
Urban Harvest
UU Partner Church Council – Tynring School
UU Service Committee