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Share the Plate with CORA: Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse

Share the Plate with CORA August 20.  Karen Ferguson, CORA’s CEO will join us to discuss CORA’s services and how they help those suffering abuse. CORA is the only domestic violence organization that serves San Mateo County. Their 24-hour emergency hotline connects individual survivors and families with counseling, emergency housing, support groups, safety planning and … Continue reading Share the Plate with CORA: Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse

Recycle Your Old Eyeglasses

Bring your old eyeglasses to church any time between this Sunday, June 25, and next Sunday, July 2. Ridwell is collecting eyeglasses so Carol Cross or Kaye Bonney will take them home and make sure they get recycled. Leave your eyeglasses in the bright red bag on the Social Action Table.

Don’t Label Me!

Partnering to Change our Toxic Polarized Culture An interactive experience featuring author and Professor Irshad Manjii Learn how to turn contentious issues into constructive conversations.  Professor Manjii will lead a conversation about about the toxicity of win/lose debates, the liberating power of listening to learn rather than to win, and tips and tricks for standing … Continue reading Don’t Label Me!

Share the Plate with VoteRiders Sunday, September 18

Voters in many places across the country are facing new and stricter voter ID laws. VoteRiders is taking on this challenge by protecting everyone’s right to vote: Providing voter ID information in English and Spanish to voters in all 50 states via our free Voter ID Helpline, online resources, educational wallet cards, and on-the-ground teams. … Continue reading Share the Plate with VoteRiders Sunday, September 18

Share the Plate with Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity Sunday, August 21

Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity (IM4HI) is a nonprofit based in Oakland and a key support for UUFRC as a Sanctuary Congregation, bringing people of faith together to defend the humanity of immigrants and the incarcerated. IM4HI facilitates the Peninsula Interfaith Coalition on Immigration (PICII) which we belong to. IM4HI leads vigils and accompanies immigrants … Continue reading Share the Plate with Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity Sunday, August 21

Share the Plate with the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity on February 20

Welcome the refugee Treat the stranger as your own Compassion knows no borders Love has no walls For over twenty years, the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity (IM4HI) has brought people of faith together to act on these core beliefs. Members of IM4HI defend the humanity of the immigrant and fight for the rights of … Continue reading Share the Plate with the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity on February 20

Share the Plate with Sequoia High School Dream Club on January 16

The Sequoia High School Dream Club’s mission is to help create limitless educational opportunities for undocumented students and our contribution goes directly to the club’s scholarship fund. Our funds help Dream Club graduates continue their educations after high school. Two Dream Club members will speak during this Sunday’s service. The stories these impressive teenagers share … Continue reading Share the Plate with Sequoia High School Dream Club on January 16

Share the Plate with Puente on December 19

Puente serves coastal towns from Pescadero north to La Honda, focusing on equitable access to education, health, and economic security. Their programs focus on farm workers, young children, seniors, low-income families and first-generation college students. Puente came together when Rev. Wendy Taylor (formerly of the Congregational Church in Belmont) collaborated with others to provide service … Continue reading Share the Plate with Puente on December 19

Share the Plate with Faith In Action Bay Area November 21

Faith in Action Bay Area, faithinactionba.org, is a network of congregations and community leaders working to uphold the dignity of all people.  Through community organizing, it develops shared leadership, promotes civic engagement, and lifts up faith values in order to confront power and transform systems. It has long been in the forefront of the struggle for … Continue reading Share the Plate with Faith In Action Bay Area November 21

Nominate Candidates for Share the Plate by Sunday, April 25

The Social Action Committee will hold an election in May to choose 10 organizations to receive a ‘Share the Plate’ collection in the coming year: July 2021 through June 2022.  To be eligible to receive a special collection, the group must be a 501(c)3 charitable organization and the nominator must have some kind of personal … Continue reading Nominate Candidates for Share the Plate by Sunday, April 25

Share the Plate with Upward Scholars March 21

Upward Scholars is a Redwood City-based organization that provides adult immigrants from low-income households the boost they need to move up the economic ladder through education and career development support. Upward Scholars helps adult students overcome the financial and academic barriers that limit their success. We provide financial assistance to cover textbooks and transportation, laptops … Continue reading Share the Plate with Upward Scholars March 21

Share the Plate with the Sequoia High School Dream Club

On Sunday, January 17, our UU Felllowship will donate the offering through it’s “Share The Plate” program to the Sequoia High School Dream Club. The Sequoia Dream Club’s mission is to help create limitless educational opportunities for undocumented students, and our donation will go directly into the club’s scholarship fund. The funds provide critical support … Continue reading Share the Plate with the Sequoia High School Dream Club

Share the Plate with HIP Housing on Sunday, December 20

HIP Housing is the recipient for December’s Share the Plate offering, and it’s a great opportunity to help support affordable housing in San Mateo County. Chris Sturken is a Community Outreach Specialist at HIP and will be joining us during the Zoom service to talk about what HIP offers to the community.  HIP Housing empowers families … Continue reading Share the Plate with HIP Housing on Sunday, December 20

UU the Vote

Send Vote-By-Mail Postcards to Voters in Texas Reclaim Our Vote is sending postcards to Hispanic voters in Texas who are over age 65 to let them know how to apply to Vote By Mail for the July 14 primary.  This allows them to vote from the safety of their homes. They have the option of … Continue reading UU the Vote