Sunday Services: 10:30 am
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Sunday Services: 10:30 am
Key tenets or principles of the Unitarian Universalist faith as well a simple shared desire to uplift those in need impel us individually and as a congregation to take action toward social justice. We endeavor to affirm and promote “the inherent worth and dignity of every person” and “justice, equity and compassion in human relations” (two UU Principles) in our everyday lives and in our congregation’s choices for community social action.
Often a personal calling to help right injustice or the desire to increase one’s children’s awareness of a “world outside their door” is what inspires people to first visit our church. We have many opportunities to build community and friendships while working side-by-side with others in social action. Take the time to look at the many humanitarian projects with which our congregation is involved to find your inspiration!
Unitarian Universalists covenant to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person and the goal of world community with peace, liberty, justice and a sustainable environment for all. We believe in the ethical application of religion. Good works are the natural product of a good faith, the inner evidence of an inner grace that finds completion in social and community involvement. Whereas, we are passionate about education, learning, skilled in reasoning and resourceful we are resolved that:
Our collective actions will be aligned with Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) principles.
Legislation is one way that Social Action and Social Justice change takes place. In order to make contacting your local legislators easier, a current listing of Massachusetts Senators and Representatives by town is available at www.uumassaction.org.
Vision: To connect social actions among congregations and create an influential moral voice in Massachusetts. Other important links can be found on the Links page of this web site.
As members of UUAC, we covenant to live out our religious principles within and beyond the church community through Justice Ministry.
The Justice Ministry Working Group is working on a draft proposal for restructuring UUAC’s social action and social justice programs and initiatives in order to empower all congregants to engage in the important work of Justice Ministry, for a possible May 2015 vote.
If you are interested in initiating a Service and Justice Ministries program or event, please fill out and submit THIS FORM. Projects approved by the Service and Justice Ministries Committee (SJMC) receive official recognition, guidance, and funding as needed. You will be contacted by a representative of the SJMC acknowledging receipt of the proposal, informing you of any clarifications needed, and suggesting that you attend a SJMC meeting to discuss the proposal in person. If you have questions about how to complete the proposal, please contact Melissa Daigle-Briggs, Chair, and Lisa Palmer, Clerk of the Service and Justice Ministries Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
UUAC at First Parish
11 Washington St.
PO Box 158
Sherborn MA 01770