First Unitarian GCC Core Team

First Unitarian Church is a proud member of GCC.  Our core team meets periodically to discuss issues and mobilize members of the congregation to take part in GCC assemblies and actions.

GCC has identified five areas of focus: education, jobs, health care, criminial justice, and food accessibility.  First U's primary focus with GCC is in the area of education, but we welcome participation in any of the other areas of focus as well.

Updates on GCC activities can be found in our monthly newsletter.

Growth Through Service Opprtunity

Greater Cleveland Congregations First U Team Member

The vibrant GCC Core team is looking for First U members and friends to work with others at First U and with members from the 40+ GCC congregations in helping Cuyahoga County become a more just community.

Detailed Description:

The GCC team has several opportunities in several types of activities:

- When a large action occurs, attending to enhance turn out to achieve win-able goals in the county.

- Serve on research/action teams with members from other congregations

Current opportunities include the areas of Education and Criminal Justice/Gun Violence

- Assist the First U Core Team with Communication

- Serve on the Core Team, which meets periodically throughout the year.

Service Term: 2 years

This opportunity will enable you to: 

Live out your values. This is a great opportunity to Serve, as in “To Search and to Serve.” If you choose to join an issue team, you will have the opportunity to work with others from different faith traditions and areas of the county toward a common good. We can do so much more good together than we can accomplish individually, or even as one congregation. Training in this role will help you be more successful in your position, and may also be useful in your work and personal life.

Skills Needed: 

Desire to work with others to research/understand and develop actions that will improve our community. Skills needed range from showing up to oral and written communication skills, to facilitating small groups, to organizing/supporting congregational meetings, ranging from food to program.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

GCC offers periodic community organizing trainings called GCC University a couple of times each year.


Computer skills


Work at home

Work with adults


Work in Groups

Community Organizing

Contact Person: 

Laurie Albright and Pam Gibbon

Contact Person Email:;

# of positions available: 



Position Open

Greater Cleveland Congregations (GCC) is a non-partisan coalition of faith communities and partner organizations in Cuyahoga County working together to build power for social justice. GCC unites people across lines of race, class, religion, and geography to promote public, private and civic sector actions which strengthen and improve the quality of life of our neighborhoods.

GCC challenges Clevelanders to imagine the change we can accomplish, connect individuals and organizations to multiply our power, and mobilize our members by the thousands to make our voices heard.  40+ congregations have come together to create the reality of this vision.

GCC is part of the Industrial Areas Foundation, the nation's first and largest network of multi-faith coalitions, and draws on their seven decades of experience and the proven power of person-to-person organizing.  Rising Together, GCC is building the power necessary to create a Greater Cleveland.

You may visit the GCC website at:

 First U folk at a GCC Assembly for Criminial Justice at Olivet Institutional Baptist Church.  Over 32 of us joined hundreds of other GCC members for the evening program and rally.


This is a test blog July 16, 2015