The Collaboration/Outreach Action Group's goal is to create and sustain social justice partnerships, including direct financial contributions, facility support, counselors and other resources.
Our church sponsors the NAACP Scholarship Fund from the proceeds of various events, projects and contributions by regular donors. College scholarships of $1,000 per year for up to four years are awarded to each of four Chester students selected by the NAACP Chester chapter. Students and their families attend a Sunday church service, receive their checks, and share their goals and accomplishments with us. We continue to award the scholarships if students have passing grades and program coordinator Bob Beaney keeps in touch with the students during the year to offer support and encouragement. Individual donations are welcome to help support this worthy program and may be made through the church office or online with a bank transfer. Contact Paul Schlenker
We are looking for after school tutors (3:30-6:00 Monday through Wednesday - would not need to come every day); GED instructors 10-12, after school program volunteers who like to do music, painting, crafts, magic, or whatever with 6-12 year olds either on a one-time basis or multiple times. There is also need for those with skills in finance, marketing, personnel, etc to help on committees at Chester Eastside. Training and support provided. Contact Ruth Hendry and read more about the program.
Like many UU churches, UUCDC donates part of designated Sunday collections to a charitable organization. Currently we share the plate on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month; and 100% of the collection is given to the charity being supported. Contributing 100% of the plate collection represents the achievement of a long time goal of our congregation. Recipients in the past have included Thresholds, the Media Food Bank, Chester Eastside and the NAACP Scholarship Fund. Contact Lucille Mathis
Purchase fair trade coffee, chocolate bars and cocoa from UUCDC and support growers deserving of a decent livelihood. Profits benefit our NAACP Scholarship Fund. Dates for product sales are announced in the Digest, Order of Service and Upcoming Events. On sales days, stop by our display table in Fellowship Hall for information cash and carry! List of products and other information are found here. And yes, we serve fair trade coffee during fellowship hour Sunday mornings! Contact Mary Donnelly
We welcome people who address topics of racism and oppression from various viewpoints. This lecture series is named in honor of Homer Jack, a Unitarian minister and activist who spent his career working for equal rights for African Americans and other voiceless people in our society. He attended UUCDC after his retirement. Watch for announcements of upcoming speakers on our calendar and home page. Contact Mardys Leeper