Justice Sunday – May 1

Justice Sunday on May 1 was both informational and celebratory!  The theme was economic justice with readings, music in the form of hymns and the choir, kick-off of our vision and mission endeavor, and words from a guest speaker.

Sara Blevins, our speaker for the morning, is the financial stability Resource Coordinator for the United Way of Greater Augusta.  Her enthusiastic presentation of real-life stories, collected data information, explanations about what she is doing for the United Way, and how we can be involved was inspiring, educational, and challenging to us as a fellowship of faith.  She also told a story to the children that involved making “Stone Soup” OR becoming a community that worked together to achieve great things!

You can reach Sara by email.
telephone:  540-885-1229 ext 315
website:  www.unitedwayga.org
address:  24 Idlewood Blvd. Stes 106-112, Staunton, Va  24401

If you wish to volunteer, please visit the website and you can sign up there!  A special collection was taken for her work with the United
Way and over $900 was collected!  Way to go, UUFW!!

We will be having her back once the ALICE project information is ready…..local info regarding the level and kinds of poverty in our area, where it is located, and much more.

We also kicked off the letter signing, sponsored by the Social Action Team, regarding child poverty concerns both in our state and nationally.  The letter was read on April 24 and will be available for your signature again on May 8th.  Copies of the letter are available on the small table near the kitchen pass through window.  WE HAD 50 signatures on May 1!!!  The Social Action Team applauds your involvement and willingness to make your signature available!