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Social Justice

Our Fellowship is active in a wide variety of social justice efforts.
 

Welcoming Congregation Renewal Team

Our congregation has been formally recognized as a welcoming congregation to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people since 1999.  We realize that extending this special welcome means ongoing education and reflection about gender and sexuality.  This team is currently leading the congregation in such education and reflection around gender identity, our understanding of which has changed a lot since 1999.  Visit their website, updated frequently, for more information, or contact Ellen Calves at ezcalves@gmail.com.


We also work with a number of local organizations to help those in our community who are in need.

 

Emergency Shelter Partnership

For the first week of the new year, the UUFNW provided food and shelter to some of the homeless in our area through a coalition with other religious and community organizations known as the Emergency Shelter Partnership (ESP). This year, with the participation of dozens of Fellowship members, youths and children, we came together to provide food, hospitality and fellowship to the guests at our table. The food was wonderful and R.E. even made up lunch bags filled with goodies for them to have during the day. We averaged averaged about nine people per night and our guests were quite expressive of their gratitude for both the food we prepared and the warmth and kindness we offered. It was a great way to start the new year!

 

Mt. Kisco Interfaith Food Pantry

The UUFNW is a supporting member of the Mount Kisco Interfaith Food Panty, serving 250-300 families every week.  The Pantry provides a typical family of four enough food for three days’ worth of complete meals.  Staffed on a rotating basis by member congregations, the UUFNW provides 4-5 volunteers twice a month.  Look for sign-up opportunities in the order of service and in the Newsletter.  For more information, contact Susan Singer at ssing33@aol.com or Alan Smith at dreambigdreams04@yahoo.com.

 

Neighbors Link

Neighbors Link is a non profit organization in Mt. Kisco that offers employment and education opportunities for the working poor of the community. If you’re interested in helping out with our partnership with Neighbors Link, contact Gayle Hudson at gaylehudson@optonline.net. Visit their website.