Unitarian-Universalist Service Committee:
Social Justice at CUUC
Special Offering on Sunday, March 20
to benefit the
UUA/UUSC Japan Relief Fund
The entire offering from
this Sunday (except for pledge payments) will be contributed to
the UUA/ UUSC Japan Relief Fund. This will be the first time we
have donated our entire Sunday collection, but the devastation
from the earthquake and tsunamis plus the potential nuclear
catastrophe urge an extraordinary response. Please be generous.
Checks may be written to the fund directly or to CUUC.
Information from the UUA website:
the devastating earthquake and resulting tsunamis, the UUA has
been in contact with our religious partners in Japan to express
our concern and our willingness to partner with them in recovery
efforts. Our partners, including Rissho Kosei-kai, Tsubaki Grand
Shrine, the Konko Church of Izuo, the Tokyo Dojin Church, and
the Japan Chapter of the International Association for Religious
Freedom are all in discernment about the specific efforts they
will be taking to support recovery work, and the UUA and UUSC
will walk with them in the directions that are ultimately chosen
and will make all appropriate decisions about the distribution
of the funds. Please join with UUs throughout the United States
by contributing to the UUA / UUSC Japan Relief Fund which will
support the work that our Japanese partners pursue.
The announced Split the
Plate recipient for April, The Denver Indian Center, will
instead become the recipient in April.
Why is UUSC a membership
UUSC is a membership organization that is a voice for human rights
and social justice. By neither seeking nor accepting government
funds, UUSC maintains a high level of independence. UUSC receives
approximately 60% of its annual budget from member contributions. As
an organization with an active membership base, UUSC can advocate
vigorously for justice-oriented public policies across the political
What are the differences between UUSC
and the UUA?
UUSC is an independent, nonsectarian, nonprofit agency. The UUA
(Unitarian Universalist Association) is a religious organization for
Unitarian Universalist congregations. UUSC is an affiliate of the
UUA, but does not receive funding from it. More than 90% of UUSC
members are also members of UU congregations. Being a member of CUUC
and/or contributing to the congregation does not make you a members
of, or donor to, UUSC.
Become a member of UUSC. Your
contribution will support important work for justice in the United
States and around the world. As a member, you will join a community
of more than 32,000 UUSC supporters who share your ideals. You will
also stay up-to-date on human rights issues through regular
mailings, action alerts, and a subscription to our newsletter,
Student/youth fees are $10, seniors $20, and regular
members are $40. Memberships run for 12 months from the month the
gift was received. Gifts of $75 or more are matched dollar for
dollar by the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock in
Join now online at
http://www.uusc.org/info/membership.html or mail a check
membership form (available at CUUC).
Help us at CUUC flex our social justice muscle!
Committee Chair Person: Sue Fraley,