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Social action is a major component of life at LCUUC. The Social Action Committee offers LCUUC members and friends opportunities to apply their UU principles and beliefs in the larger community through education, direct service, advocacy for systemic change, and strategic distribution of our resources. We seek to cooperate and collaborate with other Unitarian Universalist and social justice organizations (faith-based and secular) in working together to promote peace, justice, and sustainability in our local and global communities.

Social action is the lifeblood of our congregation. It nourishes us spiritually and enriches our community. We are committed to making a difference in our communities and in our world – to work to help our neighbors, to protect our environment (Green Sanctuary), and for peace and justice.

Diane at Hope Center
A member of LCUUC does volunteer work at the Free Clothing Store in Waukesha's Hope Center.

Some of what we do:

  • Support local food pantries with food and monetary donations on a monthly basis.
  • Serve outreach meals through Cooperating Congregations of Waukesha County.
  • Clean up our stretch of Adopt-A-Highway three times a year.
  • Show Movies that Matter—occasional movies hosted by LCUUC that are related to peace, justice, and the environment. Recent showings include such titles as An Inconvenient Truth, Who Killed the Electric Car, and SiCko.
  • Sponsor our youth group to go on service trips such as a week in New Orleans to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
  • Present Justice Sunday services on human rights-related topics such as the situation in Sudan (www.USHMM.org).
  • Hold fundraisers such as a Coffee House for Darfur.
  • Sponsor Mother’s Day for Peace.
  • Support Fair Wisconsin, to inform people about the ban on marriage and civil unions (www.fairwisconsin.com/).
  • Participate in CROP (Hunger) Walk annually (www.churchworldservice.org/CROP/index.html).
  • Help out at Repairers of the Breach, a homeless shelter in Milwaukee.
  • Sell fair trade coffee.
  • Sponsor families and groups with a “Christmas Giving Tree.”
  • Trick or Treat for UNICEF (http://www.unicef.org/).
  • Participate in Interfaith’s Make A Difference Day annually.
  • Work with the Waukesha County Affordable Housing Task Force.
  • Family Promise: week long hosting of homeless families at the chrurch throughout the year: National Website, Waukesha County Website

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