Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Update Regarding the "Guest at Your Table" Coin Boxes

This weekend, as we gather on Christmas Eve and on Christmas Day, we will close our 2011 Unitarian Universalist Service Committee Guest at Your Table program. Please bring your contributions to any of the three services this weekend.

Also, please note that the Board of Trustees has extended this spirit of generosity and given us an opportunity to practice our UU values of justice, equity and compassion by deciding that all non-pledge donations collected at this weekend’s services will go toward the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee.

Through a combination of advocacy, education, and partnerships with grassroots organizations, UUSC promotes economic rights, advances environmental justice, defends civil liberties, and preserves the rights of people in times of humanitarian crisis. By donating to the UUSC you have the opportunity to provide oxen for families returning home from post-war camps in northern Uganda. Your gift can help to provide educational resources and outreach for workers in Arkansas desperately in need of fair employment practices. Or perhaps your gift will help provide water testing kits for indigenous communities in Guatemala located down stream from the GoldCorp mine. There is so much that the UUSC is doing locally and around the world.

To make your tax-deductible donation to the UUSC, please convert your cash and coins to a check made out to "UUSC" and complete the form on the box (or envelope which we will have available this weekend). Bring your contributions to any of the worship services this weekend.

If you miss bringing back your Guest at Your Table box during the closing weekend, please return it to the Fellowship office at your earliest opportunity. You may also make a contribution to the UUSC online at

We'll announce the results of our Guest at Your Table program as soon as possible. On behalf of UUSC, we thank and commend every person who has chosen to share their blessings through Guest at Your Table and for all the ways that you live out your UU values.