The Social Action Committee takes action for the benefit of our society, informs the Congregation of opportunities for individual or collective action in addressing social problems, and informs the Board of any disbursement of budgeted charitable funds.

 

Social Action Ministry: September 2016

From Jamie Capach

Gift and Call in September

What are your Gifts? What are you Called to do?

What one thing happening in the world or community around you moves your heart to action?

The Social Action Ministry at UUCRT is facilitating a collaborative Gift and Call process to determine our next steps and we need you to join us.

On September 11, immediately following the potluck, we invite all members and friends of UUCRT to gather in the spirit of working together to make change happen in our community and wider world.

We’ll begin by sharing our passions and gifts for social action on a Wall of Gifts. Once we’ve all had an opportunity to observe the wealth of ideas we all have to offer, we’ll form affinity groups to begin the good work in earnest.

With your help, we can unleash our creative genius and shape a new direction for social action at UUCRT!

Fall Friday Films

On Friday, October 21, at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary, the Social Action Ministry will again begin our fall film and discussion series with In Transition 2.0!

   In Transition 2.0 is an inspirational immersion in the Transition movement, gathering stories from around the world of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. You’ll hear about communities printing their own money, growing food everywhere, localizing their economies and setting up community power stations. It’s an idea that has gone viral, a social experiment that is about responding to uncertain times with solutions and optimism. In a world that is awash with gloom, here is a story of hope, ingenuity and the power of growing vegetables in unexpected places.

Please come for the film and conversation, and don’t forget to bring a friend!

Please visit our legacy site for much more information on our Social Action ministry. [May, 2016: We are currently transitioning from our old website.]