Central Unitarian Church (CUC) members are called to serve one another and our greater community. The Social Action Team (SAT) fulfills this calling in connecting CUC members with current and emerging community needs.
The Social Action Team mission demands equity and justice for all, care for the most vulnerable among us and defense of our Earth home.
We grow food, attend protests, lobby legislators, invite social justice community leaders to our pulpit, hold symposiums and fund raisers. And our efforts are informed by UU Faith Action and their ongoing activism.
SAT acts as steward for CUC budgeted funds to support over a dozen local organizations that provide food, shelter, sanctuary from oppression, community education, and calls for social and environmental justice. We meet monthly to learn of emerging needs, distribute funds and curate local action and agency information for CUC members.
Here are a few of the organizations that we champion with funds, love, time, and energy, from a list that grows and changes by the year:
The Bountiful Harvest Garden on our church grounds is organized and tended by the SAT and donates over 300 pounds of fresh vegetables each year to the Center for Food Action NJ.
Northern New Jersey Sanctuary Coalition addresses the needs of political asylees and asylum seekers escaping dire situations in locations throughout the world.
Bergen County LGBTQ+ (BCLA) is a non-profit organization founded in 2021 whose aim is to build a heretofore non-existent center that offers an array of support services and social events for Bergen County LGBTQ+ members.
Teens Talk About Racism is an annual event that brings together students from area high schools for teen-led open forum on ways to eradicate racism.
To learn more or get involved, contact the Social Action Team.
Use this form to send an inquiry to the Social Action Team.