Throughout November

Social Action is one of the most important things we do at UUCS. The role of the SJ Committee is to help everyone in the congregation be involved in local, national, and global issues. Every member and friend is always welcome to come to a meeting to share ideas. We work for what we believe in: justice, equity and compassion in human relations and in our relations with our world. Both our religious and our humanist teachings lead us to reach out and help others in the name of love.

Notes from the Social Action Committee:

Suggested Food Donation for November 2016: Olive or canola oil, popcorn, toothpaste, and peanut butter are especially welcome.

The Social Action Committee is sponsoring a new way to donate to the TOTAL Ministries Food Bank. Each month, a category of healthier foods will be announced. If you can contribute the suggested foods, it helps fill a specific need. And remember: All Donations Are Welcomed And Appreciated!

Social Justice programs on the fourth Wednesday each month, at 2:00 will feature discussions and films on our issues.

Items Needed for Earth Day

Our Earth Day Festival is coming up on April 22nd – please mark your calendars for that date. You will be needed to add your special talents and joy to that day.

In the meantime, please start saving toilet paper rolls for our children’s nature project that day. Please remove any excess paper from the rolls. I keep a plastic bag on a doorknob to receive mine. Hold them for us until March. These will become bird feeders for migrating and local birds. 🙂

We also need pinecones of all sizes for another project. Please collect these and we’ll call for them in January. Thanks!

You can email earthday@uucs.org with any questions.


Fair Trade Coffee

Equal Exchange Fairly Traded Organic Coffee and Chocolates Sales

Equal Exchange’s mission is to build long-term trade partnerships that are economically just and environmentally sound, to foster mutually beneficial relationships between farmers and consumers and to demonstrate, through our success, the contribution of worker co-operatives and Fair Trade to a more equitable, democratic and sustainable world.

Once a month the Social Justice Team sells ground and whole bean coffees:

  • Colombian
  • French Roast
  • Breakfast Blend

At Holiday times, specialty chocolates and teas are also sold.

The proceeds from the sales purchase the coffee we drink on Sunday mornings.


UUCS Earth Day Festival

Earth Day Festival Planning Begins

A church sponsored Earth Day Festival was endorsed at the annual UUCS meeting on Sunday as the local Social Justice focus for the upcoming year. S-o-o-o the planning begins.

Our Spartanburg Earth Day Festival – April 29, 2017    10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Donate to UUCS Earth Day Festival or make booth payment: