James Reeb UUC in Madison, WI has a unique way to share social justice issues and concerns with all ages. Three times a year the Sunday service is focused on an issue such as immigration, peace or racial justice. Usually there are 4-5 concurrent activities that each last 20 minutes. Each person can attend 2 different activities. They range from stories, dance and art projects to workshops and presentation by community members. Where possible, organizations that are recipients of our "Share the Plate" contributions are able to come and share their work.
An informal committee of people interested in coordinating issues on peace, social justice and environmental sustainability has formed at James Reeb UUC in Madison, WI.
Several PJS have for years organized a regular day to provide a meal at a local homeless shelter. Another long term service project is to go around the weekly Farmer's market and gather donations from the farmers for the shelters. The new group has set up adult RE classes on immigration and racial justice. They have organized and alerted congregation members to events happening around town.
For more than 20 years, the Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva (UUSG) has sponsored an annual holiday gathering with 30-35 boys from the Illinois Youth Center (IYC) at St. Charles who do not get visitors. Each year our church donates a large gift to the youth center as a whole – game tables, large screen TVs, computers, etc. We also give individual gift bags to the 35 boys, including hand-knit hats, gloves, socks, decks of cards, candy, puzzle books, and books donated by Literacy Volunteers.