Community Outreach

Community Outreach

The Unitarian Universalist Church of the Brazos Valley is proud to be involved in many aspects of our community. Listed below are some of the ways you can participate with our Social Justice committee in the community.

Volunteer Opportunities

Brazos Church Pantry

The Church Pantry provides food and supplies to our neighbors in need from a centralized food pantry supported by over thirty member churches, individuals and organizations throughout the community.

Members of our church gather on the third Saturday of each month, at 9:30 AM, and carpool to the Church Pantry location in downtown Bryan, volunteering our time to assist in distributing food.

Bryan/College Station Habitat for Humanity

Bryan/College Station Habitat for Humanity is an ecumenical, nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating poverty housing and making the right to simple, decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Please visit www.habitatbcs.org for more information.

On October 1, 2011, HabitatBCS is sponsoring an InterFaith Build. Your time, talent, and treasure are greatly desired. Please contact ebritt@gmail.com for more information on how to be of service.

CROP Hunger Walk

Every Fall, through Church World Services, we participate in the local Bryan/College Station Communities Reaching Out to People Hunger Walk. Where "neighbors walking together take a stand against hunger in our world. Together we raise awareness and funds for international relief and development, as well as local hunger-fighting." The next walk will be held October 23, 2011. Mark your calendars! Please visit www.churchworldservice.org for more information.

Elder-Aid

Elder-Aid is in great need of people who are willing to provide transportations to the elderly of Bryan to things like medical and dental appointments. Right now, they are collecting donation items for a garage sale to be held August 20, 2011. Contact the Social Justice Committee for more information.

Harmony: Peace Through Music Concert

We are excited to be apart of an annual, ecumenical concert promoting peace and cooperation among all religions and cultures through food and music each Spring.  Our 2011 concert was attended by about 150 members of the Bryan/College Station community on Saturday, April 30th. Covenant Presbyterian Church was gracious enough to host our joyous event. Please contact infoscout@aol.com if you're interested in attending, volunteering, or performing at next spring's event, date TBA.

NAACP

We are pleased to support the NAACP of the Brazos Valley through their annual Banquet each June.

Pilgrims in the Park

On a Sunday of each odd-numbered month (January, March, May, etc.), some members of the UUCBV congregation join Lenni Lissberger's congregation for food, fellowship, and music worship together. If you're interested in going to the Park with fellow UUs on July 17th, please contact ebritt@gmail.com.

Unitarian Universalist Initiatives

Standing on the Side of Love

Standing on the Side of Love (SSLove) is a public advocacy campaign, sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Association, promoting respect for the inherent worth and dignity of every person. We believe that no one should be dehumanized through acts of exclusion, oppression, or violence because of their identities. SSLove is about lifting strong religious voices proclaiming love in the face of fear and hate. Please visit www.standingonthesideoflove.org to learn more.

Equal Exchange

Through Equal Exchange's Interfaith Program with the Unitarian-Universalist Service Committee, we gladly offer fairly traded coffee, chocolate and teas from small farmer co-ops using environmentally sustainable practices from around the world. Stop by each Sunday during Coffee Hour following worship service. Also visit http://www.equalexchange.coop/uusc.

 

Brazos Valley Resources and Initiatives

















Brazos Valley Farmers Market

211brazosvalley.org

United Way

Meals on Wheels

Brazos Valley Food Bank

 

UU Social Justice Resources

Unitarian-Universalist Service Committee [www.uusc.org] is a nonsectarian organization that advances human rights and social justice in the United States and around the world. We envision a world free from oppression and injustice, where all can realize their full human rights. The Social Justice committee, through the UUSC, presents two fund-raising events: "Guest at Your Table" in November around Thanksgiving and "Justice Sunday" in March.

Unitarian-Universalist Ministry for the Earth [www.uuministryforearth.org] "envisions a world in which all people make reverence, gratitude, and care for the living Earth central to their lives."

Unitarian-Universalists for Alternatives to the Death Penalty [www.uuadp.org] is "a social action group, seeking to give witness to the six UUA resolutions of past years calling for an end to capital punishment: 1961, 1966, 1974, 1979, 1989, and 2005."

Heartstrong [www.heartstrong.org] is a nonsectarian organization established to provide outreach to gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans-gendered and other persons adversely affected by the influence of all denominations of religious educational institutions.

 

Other Brazos Valley Organizations

Brazos Progressives

Bryan/College Station Chapter of the ACLU

Brazos Valley Chapter of the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

PFLAG Bryan/College Station