Justice Ministry

A Visit to Stewart Detention Center

Dave Zenner and I went to the Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, GA recently to visit detainees in partnership with El Refugio, an organization that offers free hospitality to families who drive to this remote location to visit family members who are being held there. These detainees are actually undocumented men who are in this country …

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New Justice Ministry Team Combines Social and Earth Justice

This church year Northwest’s Social Justice Ministry Team and the Earth Ministry Team will combine to become the Justice Ministry Team. Social Justice has a long history at Northwest as it does within Unitarian Universalist Congregations everywhere. Our commitment to social justice is an expression of our first UU Principle: Respect for the inherent worth …

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Living UU

During this month we have between ministers, we’re taking the opportunity to explore in some depth just what it means to be the Northwest Unitarian Universalist Congregation. Apparently since I will be our Justice Ministry Team Leader for the next two years, it was suggested that I address “The Ways We Live Our Faith”. But …

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Returning to Donate the Plate

At our May congregational meeting the congregation adopted a budget that has changed how we do our “Share the Plate,” reverting to a “Donate the Plate” process. We have been giving one half of all the cash and undesignated checks (not pledges) each week to a designated recipient, along with any checks that indicated “Share the Plate” in the memo line. Beginning this month, July, our new procedure will be to continue to have a designated …

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