Latest Social Justice Project:

YOUR VOTE MATTERS!

We are driven by a single goal; to do our part in making the world a better place for all. We know that all of our voices matter and that together our voices are even stronger.

As a member of the South Converse Neighborhood Association, we will be offering support for this community in registering to vote by October 5th 2018, voting early at the city voting office and transporting citizens to the polls on election day.

We are encouraging ALL citizens in the South Converse area of Spartanburg to contact icanvote@gmail.com if you need a ride to the polls on election day or click on the link for more information:

icanvote911 

 

Throughout the year

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.

Social Justice Council features discussions and films on our issues on the 4th Wednesday each month, at 2:00 p.m.  For more information, email Susan Griswold at sjfilms@uucs.org.

Notes from the Social Action Committee:

South Converse Neighborhood

UUCS has long been a part of the South Converse Neighborhood. The South Converse Neighborhood Association has a monthly cleanup on the fourth Saturday of every month. UUCS Social Justice Committee decided to add our support every other month and will be starting Saturday, March 24, 2018. Plan to meet at Park on South Converse Street, at the bottom of the hill of South Converse Street at 8:00 AM. The pickup lasts till about 10 am (or whenever you need to leave). It’s great to bring a pair of work gloves. Trash sacks are provided. Come show our pride and care for our church neighborhood! Thanks!

TOTAL Ministries Food Bank

Suggested Food Donation for 2018: 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!


Fair Trade Products

Equal Exchange Fairly Traded Organic Coffee and Chocolate Sales at UUCS – proceeds from the sales purchase the coffee we drink on Sunday mornings.. …more…

Green Sanctuary

Vision

A world that is viable and just for humanity and for the whole of the web of life, including present and future …continued…

 

Spartanburg Earth Day Festival

Spartanburg Earth Day Festival was endorsed at the annual UUCS meeting and is one of the local Social Justice focuses.

Spartanburg Earth Day Festival – April 21, 2018    10:00 am – 4:00 pm