TAKE A STAND WITH UUCGN

At UUCGN, social justice is an expression of our faith. We reach inside and beyond our walls and partner with others, to develop social justice initiatives, raise awareness and unite behind causes to fight injustice, intolerance, and inequality.

OUR PRINCIPLES

Mission:

We are a welcoming congregation freely seeking intellectual and spiritual growth. We strive to create a larger community of peace, justice, and love.

Vision:

We reach inside and beyond the walls of our congregation and partner with others, to achieve social justice initiatives, raise awareness, and form common cause, to fight injustice, intolerance, and inequality.

Goal:

To create peace, justice, awareness, and sustainability in our congregation and the wider community.

HOW YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Take an active part with others in the congregation to live your values.

Learn what’s going on in the community and join forces to combat racism, intolerance, discrimination and ignorance.

Build a more diverse, open, and compassionate community.
Lend your skills as teachers, business people, as caring and understanding individuals to help organize and solve the social and environmental problems of our day.


Our Initiatives

  • Environmental Justice: Green Sanctuary & Citizens Climate Lobby. The team plans events such as the Earth Day Service, book discussions, and environmental workshops.
  • Food Security: As a result of generous contributions by UUCGN members and friends, UUCGN founded Weekend Meals for Kids. Volunteers shop, pack, and deliver meals during the school year to five local elementary schools providing weekend meals for food-insecure children.
  • Split the Plate is an offertory during our regular Sunday service which is shared with local non-profit organizations and other causes that support our mission.
  • LGBTQIA Community and being a Welcoming Congregation. UUCGN's LGBTQIA+ Support Group of SWFL creates a safe, supportive, non-confrontational space where those who align themselves within the LGBTQIA+ community of SWFL are encouraged to be themselves. We celebrate who they are and where they are on their journeys.
  • Education/Mentoring: Linking with the NAACP, Collier County Public Schools and Florida Gulf Coast University, opportunities are provided for underserved minority students to offer education and mentoring in reading, STEM, and college preparation. Emerson Academy and BookBuddiesOnline are two of the organizations founded and supported by UUCGN.
  • Racial Justice: Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) seeks to move white people into accountable action as part of a multi-racial movement through community organizing, mobilizing, and education. Team Against Racism and Oppression (TARO) links with other Naples churches and organizations to present speakers, forums, and discussions.
  • Justice for Farm Workers: We participate in the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and the Fair Food Program which links farm workers, growers and retailers to ensure workplace rights including fair wages, shade, fresh water and work breaks for those who work in the fields harvesting the food we eat.

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