Our justice commitment
Our church has a long and proud history of working on behalf of social justice issues. We’ve been very active in civil rights struggles, and have long welcomed people of all races, all religious backgrounds, and all sexualities.
We define justice in terms of ethical principles of fairness and equity in all relationships—social, religious, political, and economic. We direct our concern to those social structures that are detrimental to the economic and environmental interests of impacted populations. We assert our commitment to the peaceful resolution of conflict, recognizing the worth and dignity of all persons.
We also strive to sustain and nurture the natural world–the interdependent web of existence of which we are a part. We compost our kitchen waste and use the finished compost on the children’s garden. We have recycling bins conveniently located throughout the church. We have programmable thermostats, timed to provide comfort when needed while minimizing energy use when the space is unoccupied. We employ sustainable practices in our grounds maintenance.
We consider community service a necessary component of religious education and social responsibility. We must take care of one another. Adults, youth and children in our church engage in hands-on projects in which they assist members of the larger community in various ways. Recent projects include providing Thanksgiving meal kits to local families, creating Christmas stockings for marginalized communities, building our UUCB Habitat House through Habitat for Humanity, and our Share the Plate initiative – a portion of our cash plate and all designated funds go to our partner organization each week.