Serving Our Community
Mission: Improving lives in our neighborhood
The Social Concerns Committee improves people’s lives locally. Our projects often involve volunteering directly with the people who need our support.
Who are we?
The Social Concern Committee is a group of caring committed people who act on our vision of a just and sustainable world through direct service. We help our neighborhood community by first learning what people need and then by asking our congregation to help fulfill those needs through understanding the issues and volunteering to help.
Our committee is primarily known for its hands on activities with the Cold Weather Shelter, Neighbors in Need Saturday breakfasts, South Snohomish County Toy Shop, the EUUC garden and several high need neighborhood elementary schools.
Through the generosity of pledges to the Social Justice Fund, the committee financially supports many valuable social service agencies and the hands on work we do with those organizations.
If you want to directly help people in our community now, come join us!
All are welcome to join our group and/or to volunteer on projects! We usually meet on the second Monday of the month, at 7 p.m. in Friarplace.
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- We endorse “Approve Referendum 90” to guarantee access to sex education in public schools – November election!! September 6, 2020Marilyn ParsonsWhat is Referendum 90? The Social Justice Council and Advocates for Women voted in early September to endorse “Approve Referendum 90” and EUUC has now formally endorsed it as well. Here’s the background. After a hard-fought battle, in 2020 the Washington State legislature passed the Comprehensive Sexual Health Education Act. This Act requires K-12 public schools ...Read More
- Social Justice Council Creates Sunday Offerings COVID-19 Response Fund May 4, 2020Cindy CreagerWe have heard our congregation’s desire to support Washingtonians during this pandemic and its economic fallout. For the next few months, we will direct the Sunday offering to organizations playing a vital role in COVID-19 relief in our area. We will periodically assess which organizations to directour offerings to. The Social Justice Council does the ...Read More
- Social Concerns Committee – It Takes a Village October 1, 2018Rachel MaxwellSince its creation about 40 years ago, the Social Concerns committee has provided volunteer and financial assistance to numerous local organizations, primarily with a focus on alleviating poverty. Social Concerns serves as the hub for EUUC’s involvement in many projects, recruiting volunteers from the entire EUUC community. It is truly a case of “it takes ...Read More
- Justice Sing-Along: Share the Struggle – Share the Camaraderie October 1, 2018Rachel MaxwellFriday, October 19, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., Chapman Hall Lift your spirits and join voices in songs of social justice. Bruce Baker will lead this special evening, which opens the NW UU Justice Summit. Feel free to bring instruments and special requests.Read More
- EUUC is hosting the NW UU Justice Summit on October 20! September 26, 2018Cindy CreagerEUUC helped launch the NW UU Justice Network, which has been connecting justice-seeking UUs across the region since 2011. We are thrilled to be hosting the annual NW UU Justice Summit again, and invite you to register to attend – as well as, to volunteer! Please help us offer a warm EUUC welcome by volunteering to ...Read More
- Thank You Notes from Students at Cedar Valley Community School July 24, 2018Marta OsborneEUUC provided the funds for students at Cedar Valley Community School to go on a field trip to the Seattle Children’s Theater. They saw The Journal of Ben Uchida: Citizen 13559. The children would not have been able to have this opportunity without EUUC support, and as you can see, they were very grateful. (You can click on ...Read More