Social Outreach

front of churchAn important link between our UU principles and the community at large, this area focuses on projects and programs of human concern. It seeks ways in which the congregation can work productively, alone or with other groups, to bring about positive results. Issues may be related to health care, education, senior citizens, environmental concerns, social action, and social justice.

The congregation was surveyed in 2016 to determine outreach priorities for the next 2-3 years. Poverty and homelessness were the 2 issues identified. Toward this goal, we are working with the Cape Cod Council of Churches to support their programs that address these issues: Covenant to Care, Hands of Hope Outreach Center, and A Baby Center.

Our outreach into the community includes working with the Housing Assistance Corporation on housing issues that face the neediest here on Cape Cod. For the Housing Assistance Corporation, we participate in the annual Walk to End Homelessness, sell grocery certificates (which provide a contribution to HAC), and serve dinner once a month at St. Joseph's House in Hyannis.

We also provide healthy snacks to the volunteers at Habitat for Humanity building sites. In November of 2014, nearly 20 of our members and friends volunteered on a build site in Centerville. Most of those participating on that cold day found they could shingle the side of a house with the best of them!

 

Other Social/Environmental Justice activities include participation in the:

 

Visit the more detailed pages linked above to learn more about these committees and their work.  Consider joining our efforts!


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