Good Neighbor Offerings
Each month we share our offerings from the 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. worship services with local and national non-profit organizations serving the community, particularly those serving people in need. A different group is selected each month to receive these much needed funds, such as the Read Aloud Volunteer Program, where UUCB members read to children in San Pablo and Richmond schools, and Brighter Beginnings, supporting low income infants and their families in getting the best start in life.
For more information, or to suggest a new Good Neighbor organization, please contact the church office.
Since 2011, through the generosity of UUCB members, friends, and Sunday vistors, over $40,000 has been donated to more than 25 organizations.
Our Good Neighor organizations include:
The Berkeley Food Pantry, serving over 21,000 Berkeley and Albany residents annually, has been providing emergency food aid since 1969, when several members of the Berkeley Friends Church began buying canned food and distributing it to those in need. The Food Pantry is still housed in the basement of the Friends Church at Cedar and Sacramento in Berkeley.
Sustainable Contra Costa's mission is to educate, connect, and inspire people to create and maintain sustainable communities. SCOCO will be expanding the Community Resilience Challenge in the East Bay, a month-long regional challenge to empower and inspire individuals and groups to become more water, energy and food independent
I hope you read the paragraph in the September Beacon about the annual GRIP Harmony Walk on October 26. UUCB is one of the member congregations that supports GRIP and their wonderful work in the community providing meals, shelter, and resources for homeless families. The Harmony Walk gives us the opportunity to build community and meet our neighbors while raising money for this great cause.
Please stop by the Harmony Walk table in the Social Hall (starting October 6) and sign up for Team UUCB to join us for the Walk. Let's march together wearing our yellow “Standing on the Side of Love” t-shirts. If you don’t have a t-shirt and want to buy one, please let Kay Fairwell know your size. You can also donate by making checks payable to “UUCB” with “GRIP Walk” on the memo line. This year we will make a special effort to get more of the RE students involved. Ladie Malek is coordinating with RE teachers and families. Please contact Ladie if you can help her out. Also, if you are willing to stand at the Harmony Walk table in the Social Hall on one of the first three Sundays in October, either between the two services or after the 11:00 a.m. service, please let me know. Thank you.
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