Social Justice Ministries Council
The Social Justice Ministries Council (SJMC) coordinates and supports the congregation's social justice ministries by setting policy, allocating the budget allotment, reviewing current ministries and establishing new ones, and providing for networking opportunities. The Council also serves as a communication link with the Ohio Meadville District and the Unitarian Universalist Association social justice committees and departments, the congregation and the wider community. Our congregation participates in additional community projects from time to time.
Our current program is focused on Mary B. Martin Elementary school, serving students from Pre-K to 8th grade in the Hough neighborhood. Every Tuesday morning, 9 tutors arrive to work with "their" students, who have been chosen by their teachers. Teachers provide specific instructions indicating the focus of the work for that day. Please let us know if you would like to join us in making a difference !
Multicultural Action Committee
Members of our congregation and East View United Church of Christ come together to further interracial understanding and relationships by working together to plan major community cultural, educational and service programs as well as social events that bring members of both congregations together.
IMPACT Afterschool Enrichment Program
Members of the congregation join with other volunteers to provide after-school tutoring, enrichment, study, and social skills through mentoring relationships Monday through Thursday afternoons for selected students from the Shaker Middle School.
UU Ministry for Earth
The mission of this committee is to guide the congregation and individual members to integrate respect for the interdependent web of all Life (the UUA seventh principle) into worship, education, social justice, and advocacy in the community and sustainable policies and practices in everyday behavior. The committee successfully applied and worked for our congregation to have official Green Sanctuary status in the UUA. We have also built a Permaculture Garden (which was dedicated in October 2011) which will have its own page soon on this site.