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Social Justice Update-November

October 28, 2017

Social Justice and Outreach continues to encourage collaboration with our 2nd Sunday supported agencies.  Motherly Intercession CEO and Founder Shirley Cochran forcefully presented the need for special support to the innocent children and caregivers left behind when a parent is sent to jail.  UUCF collection for Motherly Intercession totaled $1119.25.  THANK YOU!  Want to help more consider attending the Annual Fund Raising Dinner, Nov. 11, 2017.  See John Straw or google the website for details.  Lasts year the meal and program was topnotch.  This year our own John Straw (board member and volunteer) will be honored for his tireless efforts.
 

 

The Second Sunday collection for November will be YWCA of Flint and Genesee County. The services of this agency are extensive: 24 hour crisis line(180-238-7233), emergency shelter, court and legal support and advocacy, crisis counseling, SAFE CENTER Forensic Nurse Examiner, Emergency response team, prevention education, job skill training plus more!  They even have a support dog for residents and court room attendance.  The program is in a new, safe location and continues to empower women, fight racism and promote equality and justice.  Please consider generous donation.  More details at www.YWCAflint.org.

 

 

Special events coordinator Terri Cross did it again!  She "Tamale" dinner with the Hispanic

Technology and Community Center, 2101 Lewis St. Flint, MI 48506 prior to Emma's Revolution Concert.  Both events were generously supported and $951 was raised.  The funds will be forwarded to Puerto Rico Relief groups.  

 

Please keep our food and personal needs pantry in mind and donate as able.  Leave items in the red wagon in our entry way.  

 

Do not forget Social Justice Committee meets on 4th Sunday to discuss concerns and set goals.  Hope to see you then. 

 

Rayna Bick Liaison for Social Justice and Outreach 

 

Continuing to Partner with Motherly Intercession

Mother Intercession’s annual fundraising dinner is Saturday, November 11th.  This year, it is being held at the Davison Knights of Columbus Hall.  This year’s program includes a Fashion Show with models from our community, the 2017 “Essential Piece” Honoree Ceremony, “Deals and Steals” Silent Auction, 52 card Raffle for a 50” Color TV and Door Prizes.  Tickets are $50.  For further information or if you would like to attend, call John Straw at 810-953-1137 or email at ruthstraw@sbcglobal.net.

 

 

Family Promise

Put Sunday, December 10th on your calendar to come and hear Lindsey Moore, Director of Family Promise of Genesee County, speak about all of the ways in which that organization helps homeless families, including temporary housing at 15 area churches, transportation, counseling, help with resumes and job and housing searches.

Our Second Sunday collection that day will be to support Family Promise.

Our church helps support Court Street United Methodist 4 times a year when they host families by providing the evening meal Monday and Friday and two people to spend the night.  The next dates for our volunteers to help are November 6 and 10.  If you have questions and/or would like to volunteer, contact John Straw 810-953-1137 or ruthstraw@sbcglobal.net.

 

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