Our mission calls us to bring our faith into action in the world to advance justice. Many of our Seven Principles (our core values) relate to building a more just and equitable world. We covenant to affirm and promote:
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The Sewing and Craft Circle meets once a month to create textiles for impoverished children around the world and locally.
The Sewing and Craft Circle joins forces with organization like "Friends of Cuernavaca" a mission started by the Vincentians of Saint Vincent de Paul's, Dress a Girl Around the World, a national organization for women and children at risk, the Child Protective Agency, foster child program, as well as the UUCP "Refugee Assistant Program and Libby Walker's Eritrean families in the Phoenix area, we will be coordinating with Hogar Matero in Honduras with Tony Benagas in 2016. Dresses, shirts, slightly used jeans, pillowcase backpacks, knitted baby blankets and handmade baby quilts are among the items sewn, knitted, croqueted or purchased for the children they assist.
Everyone is welcome to join, help create, or work from home to provide these much needed items. Basic ability with your sewing machine is appreciated. We always have a need for those who knit or croquet, those with an eye for design or those with ideas for outlets. Contact the group at email@example.com.
Immigration Small Group Justice Ministry Team
The Immigration Small Group Justice Ministry Team seeks to live out ‘beloved community’ at UUCP and in the Phoenix area by accompanying grassroots immigrant groups, acting with others in service and advocacy and appreciating the gifts of a multicultural community. Our initial partner is the Puente Human Rights Movement of Phoenix. Open meetings are held at UUCP on the fourth Thursday of the month, and we accompany our partner at different times throughout the month through events at and outside of Puente. Contact Bill Lace for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Refugee Assistance Project
To broaden our outreach to refugees in the greater Phoenix area, UUCP has entered into partnership with the International Rescue Committee. The IRC provides many services both financial and educational designed to help newly resettled refugees find jobs and adjust to their new surroundings in the US. UUCP's Refugee Assistance Partnership will give our members a chance to use their skills as IRC volunteers in programs such as teaching English, job readiness and career coaching, citizenship study, and financial literacy to name just a few. We have also established an emergency fund for refugees in crisis and will participate in the IRC Holiday Giving Campaign. We can make a positive difference in refugees' lives by sharing our time, talent and treasure with our new neighbors. A presentation by the IRC will be held in October at the congregation to explain volunteer opportunities.