UUCC conducts Faith-to-Action (FTA) collections for specific causes and groups throughout the year. These collections are made via traditional Sunday Service collections in collection plates, as well as online. In this way, UUCC members can collectively show their support for organizations, programs and causes that are actively engaged in addressing needs and bringing social justice to our community. It is a way to project UU values into our community and to foster connections between the UUCC and social service and justice organizations.
The Social Action Team announced the following Faith-to-Action recipients for September 2023 through August 2024:
- CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
- Defense for Children International-Palestine
- First Chance for Children
- Honduras Team
- Loaves and Fishes
- MADP (Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty)
- Minority Men’s Network
- Missouri River Relief
- No More Deaths
- Sanctuary and Immigrant Justice Team
- The Center Project
- World Wide Mobility
Starting in September 2023, we will have two Sundays per month when the collection will be 100% dedicated to the monthly FTA recipient. Collections on other Sundays will be 100% dedicated to UUCC. Online donors can clearly distinguish between FTA donations and general UUCC support. Amounts collected are announced in our monthly newsletter.
Selection Criteria: Nominees may be local, regional, national, or international organizations, programs, or agencies that align with our church mission and vision. Preference will be given to local or regional efforts wherein members of the congregation have an ongoing working relationship. Three months are initially reserved for nominees that have not been FTA recipients within the past three years. These months will be released for other nominees if there are no “new” nominees. Note also that, at this time, the Social Action Team intends to contribute directly to the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, so no nomination of the UUSC is needed.