UUFRC’s interfaith committee facilitates UUFRC members and friends in participating in interfaith events, activities, worship, and social action.
Some of our annual and ongoing activities include:
- Monthly Food Sort for Second Harvest with members of Yaseen Foundation
- Participating and leading a craft project for Peninsula Multifaith Coalition’s Annual Martin Luther King Day of Service, every January.
- Participating in PMC’s annual Songfest every spring.
- Attending Peninsula Multifaith Coalition’s monthly planning and information meetings.
- Sponsoring interfaith worship services at UUFRC.
- Sponsoring interfaith forums and visits to worship services of other faith groups.
The Interfaith Committee meets quarterly, usually after Sunday worship service, fall, winter, and spring. Meetings are open to all and all are encouraged to attend and join more of our activities. For more information, please contact chair, Cheri Hahne.
Monthly Food Sort with the Yaseen Foundation
Monthly Food Sort for Second Harvest with members of Yaseen Foundation (4th Saturday of every month at the Belmont Mosque, 7:00 – 9:00 am). Contact John Anning for more information.
Thank you to all who helped with Saturday’s pre-Thanksgiving food distribution at the Yaseen Foundation mosque in Belmont. 14 UU volunteers, a growing contingent of youth and adults from the Mosque, and 125 families being loaded up with chicken, tuna, cheese, eggs, potatoes, carrots, onions, celery, oranges, apples, etc. Special thanks to Martha Beetley who brought apple bars and pumpkin muffins for the volunteers, and children’s books to give to the kids in line.
Check Upcoming Events for the date of the next Food Sort. If there is any chance you can come and help, please pencil it in to your calendar. No experience necessary, and it is fun and fulfilling!
Here is what some of your UU friends had to say about it:
“There’s a great spirit of camaraderie ~ all of us working together toward a common goal.” ~ Carol Cross
“It’s all stunning and humbling and despairing and hopeful, that there is hunger in our midst, here in affluent San Mateo county, and that there are people like Mohsin and Ahmed and other volunteers who help.” ~ David Krevor
“I joined the other volunteers for this morning’s Second Harvest Food Bank event. We had about 20 volunteers, enjoying a beautiful Spring morning and all pitching in to allocate food into ‘care packages’ and handing them out to the ~120 thankful recipients. What a fun and impactful way to start the weekend!” ~ Ron Susek
“This is a perfect way to begin a weekend: nice and early; real work of lifting and sorting; and the good feeling of being part of the long complex, generous chain of getting good food to the grateful people who need it.” ~ Peter Hartzell
“This is the best way for these families to get a head start stocking up food for the month so they aren’t scrambling every day to find their next meal. It’s a great way to give back to the community while meeting people who are from different backgrounds.” ~ Nate George
“This is a convenient, important way to volunteer and especially good education for our young people.” ~ Amy Shaw
Peninsula Multifaith Coalition’s annual Martin Luther King Day of Service
UUFRC participates in Peninsula Multifaith Coalition’s Annual Martin Luther King Day of Service every January. This event is a wonderful way to meet volunteers from other faiths and work side by side. Contact Cheri Hahne, chair of our Interfaith Committee, for more information.
Save the date! Monday, January 14, 2019. Last year over 30 UUFRC volunteers, including several families, participated in events ranging from choral singing to tutoring to crafts and gardening.
In December 2018 online registration to participate in a volunteer project will be available. For more information about the event, check out the PMC website at: