Social & Environmental Action

SEAC (pronounced “Seek” – Seeking Solutions) is UUCCWC’s presence in the larger community. The committee coordinates Human Social, Environmental, and Political projects and opportunities for church members to do good and to meet needs in the community, the nation, and the world. Anyone may participate in the Committee and its activities, regardless of membership in the church. New ideas are welcome. At committee meetings the Action of the Month and other activities to publish in the UUCCWC newsletter are decided.

Reverend Christine Riley accepts the UNO award for our congregation

Reverend Christine Riley accepts the UU-UNO award for our congregation at the General Assembly in 2012.

UU-United Nations Office (UU-UNO) – UU-UNO empowers UUs to participate in the  UN’s work to build a just international community. This team provides educational programs and action alerts in connection with our sixth principle and coordinates a UN Sunday each October.

Our congregation received an award in 2012 for our “strong commitment in promoting the work of the United Nations in our congregation and supporting Unitarian Universalist values on the global stage.”

UU Service Committee (UUSC) – This team provides educational programs and action alerts in connection with UUSC programs to protect human rights and promote social justice worldwide and coordinates a Justice Sunday each spring.

UU Welcoming Congregation – This team strives to provide educational, social activities, and support and leadership for political activism for our congregation and GLBT community.

Under the Co-Chair for Local Activities

UU Ministry for the Earth (Green Sanctuary Program) – This team provides educational programs and action alerts in connection with our seventh principle and also aids with recycling projects and Northwest Earth Institute classes.

Earth Day – Organizes our annual Earth Day Faire in the spring.

Intergenerational Holiday Craft Faire

Intergenerational Holiday Craft Faire

Craft Faire – Organizes our annual Craft Faire in the fall. Includes our catalog of non-profits to donate to instead of giving gifts is published in November.

Family Promise – This team helps homeless families in the community though taking turns hosting Family Promise families. Many of our members are involved in this and it’s a great opportunity for service to the community.

HOPE (Help Other People to Eat) – on the second Sunday of each month, we collect food items for the Hillsboro Homeless Shelter.

Change for the Good – Arranges for the congregation to select a non-profit to benefit from our Change for the Good jar collections.

Gay Pride March

 

 

Gay Pride March –  Annually we have a large group of all ages who participate in the Portland gay pride march.

Standing on the Side of Love Campaign – Our congregation participates in the UUA Standing On the Side of Love campaign, affirming the inherent worth and dignity of all and helping to create a world where all people have equal rights.

Standing on the Side of Love

 

 

 

Our responses to recent tragedies and social justice issues.