Unitarian Universalists are known for Social Justice and Social Action as a part of our religious commitment. Our first two UU Principles speak to this as well as having a long tradition of action and compassion toward those in need. For more about UU activism see the following links: UU Service Committee, Standing on the Side of Love, or UU California Legislative Ministry.
At UUFC, our small congregation is committed to doing what we can to support both local and a selection of larger issues. Look for our small but deliciated group after Sunday services to see up we are up to next.
Chico Housing Action Team – Safe Space
For the past two years, our fellowship has helped support the mission of Chico Housing Action Team which is to ensure that every person in our community has access to fair and adequate shelter and sanitation. We have participated by opening our space to house the homeless during the coldest and wettest time of the year.
Torres Shelter and Food Bank Activities
This congregation, together with the fellow congregations of the Chico Interfaith Council, support the efforts of the Chico Community Shelter Partnership—the Torres Shelter for short—to help people experiencing homelessness. On the second Saturday of the month, our members help prepare and serve a nutritious meal to the Torres Shelter. In addition, we regularly collect toiletries and other items needed by the Torres Shelter guests.
We also regularly collect food for the various food banks in Chico and deliver these donations about once a month.