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At the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Gainesville we help one another, we help those in need, and we work towards righting the many injustices in the world. Volunteering in the broader Gainesville community is thus an important part of our ministry, and we are active in a wide range of programs. From helping under-privileged children in Alachua County schools become successful, productive contributors to society, to building and renovating homes for those in need, there is much we do to try and make Gainesville and the larger world a better place. Find out more about these and many other ways you might volunteer with the church in the broader community.



Social Justice in Action at UUFG

 

We have a long history of Social Justice work throughout our more than 60 years of existence. For example, our history shows that during the 1960s, many members of the Fellowship were active in the civil rights movement, and the Social Action Committee picketed a University of Florida area restaurant that refused to desegregate.

Taking a stand as a Congregation on a social justice issue requires a vote of the membership, and we currently hold a Congregational Meeting each winter to debate and decide on such issues. These meetings have resulted in Proclamations, Statements of Conscience, and specific actions by the Congregation.

In addition, many individual UUFG members choose to make personal commitments to social justice work which they do with others in the Congregation or in other groups or on their own. This year, Congregation members will be asked to make personal covenants about social justice actions which we will undertake.

The several Social Justice Teams of UUFG engage in ongoing study and action all year long, and always welcome your input, support, and help.

Please visit the Social Justice Council display table in the Phillips Social Hall for ideas of how you can get involved, and contact the Team leaders listed there or contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 


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