Unitarian Universalism has always had a strong history of social responsibility. Here in Wayne County, the Fellowship has fought poverty, hunger and injustice by supporting organizations and activities such as People to People Ministries, and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee. Although emphasis on particular issues and service needs will vary with time, social involvement is a deeply ingrained part of our religious life.
COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS
Coordinated by the Social Action Committee, our members provide goods and service to the local community through these activities:
• holiday gift project for children in the Head Start Program. [Contact us for details]
Cakes for Kids
• made by those who enjoy baking, cakes are donated to celebrate birthdays of children who, along with their mothers, are victims of domestic violence and temporary residents of Every Women’s House. [Contact us for details]
People to People Ministries
• provides basic needs for local people. Collection of cash and nonperishable food are taken one Sunday a month from September through June. [Contact us for details]
Friendship Meals Orrville
• offers free, healthy and well-balanced meals twice weekly (Mondays and Thursdays) for those in need.
Day of Change
• an annual collection held on the Sunday of the change to daylight savings time supports Orrville based Friendship meals, a weekly meal program. [Contact us for details]
Viola Startzman Free Clinic
• Labels from Buehler's house brand "Our Family" are donated to the Viola Startzman Free Clinic. $25.00 is earned for each bundle of 500 labels. Contact Dave Drumm.
• The local branch of the support group, Parents, Families and Friends of Gays and Lesbians meets monthly at the UUFWC.
Moving Beyond Racism
• Meets the 2nd Tuesdays at 7:00 pm. Contacts are Sandy or Gregg Sheffield, and Elaine Strawn.
• Soap, shampoo and conditioner from stays in motels or hotels are donated to local shelters for use by their temporary residents. [Contact us for details]
Ohioans for Marriage Equality
We are working for the civil right of marriage for same-sex couples in Ohio. Meets monthly at the Fellowship, fourth Tuesdays from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.