Social Action Team – Summer Break & Reflection

The Social Action Team will not post weekly news updates during the summer months. As the summer begins, we pause to reflect on the activities of the past church year. In 2016-2017, members of the Social Action Team led or participated in many forms of social justice work including:

  • Organizing a Resistance Training on strategies for effective community organizing for over 60 attendees (in partnership with MO Faith Voices)
  • Serving approximately 45 people per month at a monthly meal at Loaves and Fishes
  • Collecting over $10,000 through Faith-to-Action collections for nine organizations that were selected by the congregation
  • Facilitating three UUA Common Read discussions on The Third Reconstruction
  • Purchasing Pronoun Ribbons and making them available to the congregation
  • Organizing the Transgender Day of Remembrance
  • Leading a visible congregational presence at the Columbia Women’s March on January 21, 2017
  • Volunteering to help provide over 420 nights of shelter to community members at Room at the Inn
  • Leading a worship service on the topic of white privilege

The photos below depict some of the SAT activities in 2016-17. Click any photo to enlarge.

We are planning for a great year next year – please check back here in the fall for more news and updates when we kick off the church year.