Some Service Projects we are involved in at the UUFM
2nd Collections: 2nd Sunday of Jan., March, May, Sept., and Nov.
UUFM 2nd Collections are for social actions that will help others directly or create change through the use of our gifts. There will be an emphasis on local needs and organizations. Our Education and Justice Committee is charged with choosing the recipients of our collections.
Every other month we have activities where we can get involved in something that benefits the community.
UUFM KIVA Micro Loans
The UUFM-Micro Project is a project of the UUFM Social Action Committee (Now called the Education and Justice Committee) that began in January 2008 with the goal being to join our money together to help eradicate poverty around the world through Kiva.org loans. Kiva.org is the first person-to-person micro-lending website. It allows lenders to choose the entrepreneurs to whom they wish to make loans.
We use the money we collect to make loans – $25 at a time through Kiva.org. It is our practice to re-lend funds as they are repaid. In 2008 we initially raised $6420. That money has been loaned and re-loaned many times. Right now we are at over $80,000 lent and over 3,200 loans in 83 countries.
See here for more information about our loans.
UUFM Benevolence Fund
Each year money designated in our budget is distributed to a worthy cause by the Education and Justice committee.
Salvation Army Meals
Four times a year we purchase food, cook, and serve the Sunday Noon Meal at the Salvation Army.
Free Community Meal by Food Not Bombs and the UUFM
We serve meals Sundays mid-October through the end of April, except holidays.
Food Prep each Sunday: 3-5pm
Serving Healthy Vegetarian Dinners starting at 5pm; Free groceries are also available. Click here for more information.
Eat For Echo
Each Year we have a soup and bread luncheon in March to raise money for our local food shelf: Echo Food Shelf. The luncheon is open to the public,
Money donated in March is matched so our donations go even further.
Our Community Garden produce is made available each Sunday after the service for a free will donation.