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At Neighborhood Church we are called by our faith to respond actively and publicly to the injustice and suffering in our community and the larger world. Vision and Mission statements of our social justice work are as follows:

The totality of Neighborhood UU Church Social Justice Programs and Projects aims to create a more caring, just, and peaceful world.

Through direct service, advocacy and witness, education, and financial support, Neighborhood UU Church's Social Justice Programs and Projects provide engaging opportunities for members and friends to gain greater understanding of injustice in its many forms, to take action that leads to systemic change, and to be of service toward a more caring, just, and peaceful world.

For a more in depth commentary on our social justice vision watch our video: Deepening Faith Through Service.

Esperanza - November 2014 Forms!
Volunteer Medical Info Form     Volunteer Release Form

Esperanza - April 2014!
32 church members and friends recently returned tired and caked in concrete from another exhilarating house building trip in Tijuana with Esperanza international. Wanna see what they accomplished and the community they worked with? Check out Clara Steele's photos.

Alliance for the Care of Abused Children (ACAC)
Neighborhood Church has "adopted" 2 Social Workers who make known needs of clients in crisis. "Scroungers" supply items for the children and youth. Be a "Scrounger"!
Contact Lynn Miyamoto if you'd like to be added to her Scroungers list, or have items to donate.

Affordable Housing Services of Pasadena (AHS)
NC collaborates locally with AHS to advocate for low-income housing in Pasadena.
Neighborhood Church contact: Beth Colcord

Big Saturday
An all-church event one Saturday in May (as part of Big Sunday) where we partner with the community to help beautify a local public school or agency in need of attention.
For more information, contact Rev. Hannah Petrie

Building Bridges Task Force
A grass roots effort, programs are developed to increase understanding of American Muslims, build interfaith friendships, and advocate for stronger civil liberties protections.
Visit our Facebook page.
For more information, contact Rev. Hannah Petrie

Caring Through Touch
Volunteers are trained to give a ten minute shoulders, arms, hands, neck, and head massage to homeless clients in our local cold weather shelter.
For more information, contact Rev. Hannah Petrie

Detainee Friends Project
Advocates for ICE detainees and their families through visitation and pen-pals, pursuing legislative/executive action to change existing policies, and educating about worsening human rights violations.
For more information, contact Judy Goldstock

Esperanza International
We travel two weekend trips a year in the Fall and Spring to Tijuana to help build permanent housing for residents with limited resources. Take a look: Esperanza April 2011
For more information, contact Tres Izzard

Everyone A Reader
Trains volunteers to tutor in elementary schools helping students develop confidence and fluency in reading.
For more information, contact: Beth Colcord

Friends in Deed
Friends in Deed is run by the Ecumenical Council of Pasadena Area Churches and provides donated food and sundries to those in need. Place items every Sunday morning in the shopping cart.
To learn which items are most needed, or to volunteer to deliver, contact Beth Colcord

Girls on the Run of Los Angeles County
A prevention program that encourages preteen girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through running.
For more information, contact Elizabeth Sadlon

Jericho Road Pasadena
A non-profit organization initially built by Neighborhood Church. Bridges communities by matching the professional talents of volunteers with the needs of community-based nonprofit organizations for time-limited collaborations (skills-based volunteering).
For more information, contact: Melanie Goodyear

LGBTQ Youth Task Force
Advocates for the need local LGBTQ youth have to connect and be affirmed, via facilitating the monthly safe space program at Neighborhood Church, Rainbow Connections.
For more information, contact Shari Majumder.

Planned Parenthood
Provides access to family planning and repoductive health care through medical services, education and advocacy.
For more information, contact Beth Colcord.

Seventh Principle Green Council
coordinates educational opportunities, develops green infrastructure on church grounds, and participates in public campaigns to align with the "Respect for the interdependent web of all existence."
For more information, contact Susette Horspool.

Social Justice Knitting
Meets every other Wednesday to knit items to meet local needs for warmth. All skill levels welcome.
For more information, contact: Leslie Gaudineer

Union Station Homeless Services
Provides shelter, life skills coaching, and career placement counseling for the homeless. We provide year round dinner once a month and weekly sandwiches in the summer.
For more information, contact: Beth Colcord

Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry
Advances justice in our state by cultivating and connecting leaders and communities, and by empowering the public voice of those who share UU values and principles.
Walking the Talk: A Training in Spiritually/Faith Based Activism from a UU Perspective. Training by the Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry, Saturday, May 31, 2014. More info here.
For more information, contact Donna Perkins

Young & Healthy
Provides access to health care for uninsured and underserved children in the Pasadena area.
For more information, contact: Beth Colcord

Standing on the Side of Love

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