Unitarian Universalists are known for Social Justice and Social Action as a part of our religious commitment. Our first two UU Principles speak to this as well as having a long tradition of action and compassion toward those in need. For more about UU activism see the following links: UU Service Committee, Standing on the Side of Love, or UU California Legislative Ministry.
At UUFC, our small congregation is committed to doing what we can to support both local and a selection of larger issues. This congregation, together with the fellow congregations of the Chico Interfaith Council, supports the efforts of the Chico Community Shelter Partnership—the Torres Shelter for short—to help people experiencing homelessness. On the second Saturday of the month, our members help prepare and serve a nutritious meal to the Torres Shelter. In addition, we regularly collect toiletries and other items needed by the Torres Shelter guests.
Additionally, half of our cash offerings every Sunday go to charities selected by the congregation. We also regularly collect food for the various food banks in Chico and deliver these donations about once a month.
Our congregation regularly supports and participates in local social justice rallies and is a committed backer of CHAT - Chico Housing Action Team.