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We raise awareness of the global and growing refugee crisis and of the needs of newly resettled refugee families in our Sacramento area. With open hearts, UUSS volunteers welcome and support refugee families, providing friendship and assistance toward empowerment and self-sufficiency. The team provides and promotes volunteer opportunities to UUSS members, families and friends. We solicit donations of money, goods and services of direct aid for refugee families and to fund our events and work at UUSS. The team coordinates our volunteer efforts with programs of the local office of the International Rescue Committee.
We are an ad-hoc committee appointed by the Board in 2015 to oversee and promote coordination of the fundraising activities and programs that support and sustain the UUSS mission. Activities include scheduling and recruiting leadership for fundraising dinners, service auctions, special appeals, building donations, the annual stewardship campaign, and encouraging members and friends to remember UUSS in wills, estate plans and investment beneficiary designations. We develop a yearly and 5-year calendar and recruit and support volunteers for various activities and make recommendations to the Board of Trustees. Members with experience or inspiration in any of these areas are invited to contact us with your ideas and interest in participating.
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We provide courses and workshops on a wide variety of topics throughout the year. Come by the Adult Enrichment table after services to check out our latest offerings.
Religious Education for children and youth offers a variety of ways adults can volunteer. In collaboration with staff and our Senior Minister, Rev. Dr. Roger Jones, volunteers provide leadership for education programs. Volunteer opportunities vary throughout the program on Sunday mornings. New energy and bright ideas in the form of volunteer support are always welcome in order for our program to continue flourishing.
We seek to be a force for healing in the world by engaging with the Sacramento Inter-faith community to be a powerful voice for advocacy and responsible stewardship of our Earth and to support the building of healthy communities for all people. Our actions for Earth Justice are consistent with the UU 7th principle which affirms the interdependent web of which we are a part.
As members of a Unitarian Universalist congregation, we affirm and work to promote the worth and dignity of every person. Our racial justice activities include everything from speakers, open forums, and book discussion groups to support of local groups working to bring the transforming power of love to racism, a pathological system of thought and oppression which continues to devalue and marginalize people of color.