|Practice Radical Hospitality this Thanksgiving Season!|
Coordinated by the 1stUUPB Justice Action Ministry and Children & Youth Faith Development Program
Two Ways to Help!
1) Club 100 Food Pantry Donation & Guest at Your Table Kick-off Drive-through
Saturday, November 7th, 3-5 p.m.
1stUUPB Parking Lot
Our children and families will be in our congregation’s parking lot and ready to accept your donations (list of desired items below) and hand you Guest at Your Table information.
Soft goods like cookies, crackers, power bars baking items etc
Soup of any kind
Dry Beans (black etc)
store gift cards to buy turkeys with
What is Guest at Your Table? Read on!
2) Guest at Your Table (GAYT) Fundraiser
November 7th to December 5th
GAYT is the UU Service Committee’s longest-established fundraising and educational program for congregations. Each year, congregants place a donation box, cup, or another symbolic item on their dining table to welcome others and support them by dropping in loose change at each meal for a month. Then, all of the monies are collected, counted, and donated through the congregation to the UUSC.
The year, our children and youth and JAM are once again assisting with this project. They will work together to help get the word and materials out to congregants, actively participate themselves, and take collections from congregation members at a December 5th GAYT donation drop-off drive-through event on our campus.
If you prefer to donate online, you may:
Donate directly on the UUSC website at https://donate.uusc.org/give/75595/#!/donation/checkout
Donate via check or through the 1stUUPB.org website at https://1stuupb.org/connection/donate/
The UUSC recommends $.50 per meal. If 50 members of the congregation give $40, we can raise $2,000 (Last year we raised $625). Plus, each $40 donation is eligible for you to receive UUSC member benefits. Any gift of $125 or more is eligible for matching funds by the UU Congregation of Shelter Rock.
Please give what you are able and welcome a guest or more to YOUR table!
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Guest at Your Table 2020-2021 Theme: The Meaning of Home
For many of us, our relationship with home has intensified this year. The pandemic has given many of us new appreciation for, and concerns about, the places we call home and the centrality of these places in our lives.
This year during Guest at Your Table, we invite you to witness stories of our partners around the world as they tell you about home. Our partners in Central America are working to make sure no one is forced to flee their home due to violence or economic devastation. Our partners in Alaska, Louisiana, and the Pacific are fighting for their homes and ancestral lands against the ravages of extractive industries and climate change. And our partners in Burma, Bangladesh, and beyond are working tirelessly to support the rights of the Rohingya ethnic minority of Burma after facing government backed genocide in their homeland.
The ways in which our congregations and families come together may look different, but the beloved tradition of Guest at Your Table is here and needs your support.
Learn more about the people and organizations benefitting from this fundraiser at: https://vimeo.com/461442706/e5bbbc2495