Because we are a small congregation at ESUUC, we have decided to align ourselves with other organizations doing good work in the community and world.  We have ties with the following:

 

sa2The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) is a human rights organization powered by grassroots collaboration.  In more than a dozen countries throughout the worlkd, UUSC fosters social justice and works toward a world free from oppression.  UUSC’s innovative approaches and measurable impact are grounded in the moral belief that all people have inherent power, dignity and rights.  Learn more.

 

sa3Unitarian Universality Pennsylvania Legislative Advocacy Network, working together in common cause to embrace, articulate, and advocate for all goals of social and environmental justice.  Our issues: Anti-Mass Incarceration, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Immigration Justice, Reproductive Justice, and LGBT Justice.  Learn more.

 

sa4The Mission of the African Rural Schools (ARSF-USA) is to upgrade the quality of literacy, economy, health and well-being of the New ABC Divine Foundation Primary School in Mutundwe, Uganda by providing funds for special projects not covered by tuition and school fees, sponsorships for students who cannot afford to par for school, and emotional support for students who are affected or orphaned by HIV/AIDS.  Our pastor, Dr. Renee Waun, makes an annual trip to the school.  Learn more.

 

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It is the goal of the Monroeville Interfaith Ministerium to celebrate this diversity and to provide opportunities for people of faith to fellowship together, learn from each other and to serve side by side to achieve understanding, compassion and social justice in the Monroeville area and in the world.  Learn more.

 

sa5The Thomas Merton Center works to build a consciousness of values and to raise the moral questions involved in the issues of war, poverty, racism, classism, economic justice, human rights, and environment justice.  TMC engages people of diverse philosophies and faiths who find common ground in the nonviolent struggle to bring about a more peaceful and just world.  Learn more.

 

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The Westmoreland County Food Bank’s mission is to enable all Westmoreland County residents who are hungry or at risk of hunger to have ready access to food.  Learn more.

 

sa7Our first local project is participating with Loaves and Fishes, a community emergency food pantry at Newlonsburg Presbyterian Church in Murrysville.  We have placed a container for needed items in the Community Room.  We are also looking for volunteers to be available the second Tuesday of each month to fill orders at the pantry if there is an emergency call that day. Newlonsbug Presbyterian Church houses and administers the “Loaves and Fishes” Emergency Food Pantry.  “Loaves and Fishes” is supported by area churches and groups and staffed by volunteers from throughout the community.  “Loaves and Fishes” provides a three day supply of food to those who need it on an individual and emergency bases.  Learn more.