The UUFW hosts a vibrant Social Action Team that is actively involved in a number of activities. All UUFW members, friends, and visitors are welcome to participate in any of our Social Action events or activities. Below are just a few of the programs that we volunteer for and sponsor. The focus of the Social Action Team for the 2016-2017 church year will be Climate Change.
CROP Hunger Walk
The 2016 CROP Walk will take place on September 25th at 2pm in Waynesboro’s Ridgeview Park. Click here for more information!
CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide events sponsored by Church World Service and organized by local congregations or groups to raise funds to end hunger at home and around the world. We participate in our local walk, held annually in September, to help end poverty. We also take a special collection for this charity and are proud to be among the largest supporters of the CROP Walk in the Waynesboro area.
Food Pantry Collection
We collect food for the Food Pantry at Second Presbyterian Church in Waynesboro as an ongoing social action activity. Non-perishable foods can be brought to the fellowship on Sunday mornings and placed in a bin near the entrance.
The Waynesboro Area Refuge Ministry (WARM) provides shelter in the winter months to the homeless. Our Fellowship helps provide evening meals and portable snack packs.
Meals on Wheels
Members provide meal transportation for Meals on Wheels in the Staunton area for shut-ins on a regular route each week. The meals are provided by the Meals on Wheels organization in Staunton.
Our team provides a meal for the volunteers who serve in the Staunton Augusta Free Clinic twice per year.
Fair Trade support
Fair Trade Coffee and tea are sold on Sunday mornings at our Fellowship. We also provide a Fair Trade basket for our annual auction in the fall.
Martin Luther King, Jr. March
Members of the fellowship are invited to participate in the annual MLK,Jr. march held in Staunton.
Social Justice Sunday
Each spring, the team presents a special Sunday service around a topic chosen by the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, our national arm of Social Justice issues.
Each month, a special collection is taken during the Sunday Service for groups chosen by the Social Action Team.