Fund Hope: Sponsor a CLF Member in Prison Today

Did you know that the CLF now has 725 members who are incarcerated? That’s more than 20% of CLF’s membership base, and we are expanding to more prison facilities! Prisoners who have “non-traditional” spiritual beliefs often despair in finding a religious community that will respect their beliefs and encourage their spiritual growth while they are incarcerated. Through your generosity, we can offer a membership to any prisoner who wants to join the CLF. A gift of $150 enables the CLF to serve one of our incarcerated members for an entire year. Continue reading

  • $7,500 Goal
  • $100 Funded
  • 29 Days to Go

No Child Goes Hungry

It’s crazy isn’t it, that any child in the neighborhoods where we live and even in our congregations, goes hungry. No Child Goes Hungry uses 100% of your donation to provide grants as project seed money and serves as a consultant for congregations and individuals. Donations will utilize both volunteers and resources to address the problem of childhood hunger in our communities. Our partners work to ensure that no child in their congregation, their neighborhoods and their local elementary school goes hungry. Let’s go feed some kids! Continue reading

  • $7,000 Goal
  • $1,925 Funded
  • 27 Days to Go

Nourishing Our Spirits with a Functional Kitchen

We are breathing life into the kitchen of our 155-year-old building to better serve our congregation and the wider community through our Spiritual Growth & Community Center programs. With a functional kitchen, we will be able to host our beloved coffee hour and potlucks with more efficiency, as well as support our public events including Red Tent women’s gatherings, Mooncircle Covenant Group, Free Sale, Bellies for Breasts fundraiser and our new dinner concert series. Continue reading

  • $2,464 Goal
  • $2,264 Funded
  • 15 Days to Go

Scholarships for the Third International Women’s Convo

Support travel costs for several women from around the world to attend the Third International U*U Women’s Convocation, February 16-19, 2017 at Asilomar, CA, providing them with an opportunity to connect with an international women’s community, share ideas, learn from each other and be inspired to act for change. Continue reading

  • $5,000 Goal
  • $4,405 Funded
  • 9 Days to Go

Support UUA Observers to UN Climate Change Summit

Support our official Observer delegation’s journey to Marrakesh, Morocco to represent Unitarian Universalism at the global Interfaith level, and to advocate for justice at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference (COP22), November 7-18, 2016. Continue reading

  • $5,999 Goal
  • $5,512 Funded
  • 9 Days to Go

Project ACT: Developing Young Adult UU Activists

Project ACT aims to build the culture of social justice activism among young UUs in Arizona. ACT will provide online and regional engagement and training events for folks 18-35 years old. In a traditionally conservative state, creating a strong network of young activists is vital to sustainable change in Arizona. Thanks to a matching grant from the UU Funding Program, all donations to this Project (up to $5,000) will be matched dollar for dollar! Continue reading

  • $5,000 Goal
  • $2,400 Funded
  • 8 Days to Go

Drum Circle and Training by Mary Knysh for People Affected by the 2011 Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Accidents in Japan

Mary Knysh is a leading drum circle facilitator and Music for People trainer. Mary will provide a 2-day training workshop for Japanese drum circle facilitators active in the areas affected by the major earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accidents in 2011. Yuri Yamamoto, a UU musician and Music for People leader born and raised in Japan, will accompany Mary as an interpreter and assistant facilitator. With your generous donation, we can also bring musical instruments to Japan!!! Continue reading

  • $2,750 Goal
  • $3,200 Funded
  • 0 Hours to Go

Revive Love Tour

A revival tour providing organizers, UU congregations, and communities working for social justice a space to recharge, replenish, and build through organizing skills trainings, art and informal discussion/relationship building. Continue reading

  • $10,000 Goal
  • $11,733 Funded
  • 0 Hours to Go

UU Guatemala: Computers for Guatemalan Scholars

In partnership with the human rights organization, ADIVIMA, Jefferson Unitarian Church supports 49 impoverished scholarship students in Guatemala. They are at a disadvantage due to a lack of access to computers. We are raising funds to buy laptops to give students access to the greater world. Continue reading

  • $4,000 Goal
  • $4,025 Funded
  • 0 Hours to Go

Support UU Anti-Racists

UU anti-racists arrested during a protest against the KKK in Anaheim, CA February 27 have now been charged with misdemeanor battery and resisting arrest. They need funds to pay for their legal defense. Continue reading

  • $5,000 Goal
  • $5,248 Funded
  • 0 Hours to Go

Sabbatical Minister

We’d like to bring Meghann Robern’s salary to a fair amount as she covers for our lead minister while she is on sabbatical. Meghann has served us as an unpaid intern for the past year. Continue reading

  • $5,000 Goal
  • $5,000 Funded
  • 0 Hours to Go

SIDING with God

The Leicester Unitarian Church is the oldest public building on the Town Common in Leicester, MA, built in 1833. We finally completed painting the building in 2015, with the exception of the bell tower and front and rear peaks. We decided to put siding up to preserve the building and lower the maintenance cost for the future. Continue reading

  • $7,160 Goal
  • $7,444 Funded
  • 0 Hours to Go

Help Rev Fulgence Continue His Ministry!

Rev Fulgence Ndagijimani grew a Unitarian Congregation out of just a few people, in one of the poorest countries of the world. His congregation supported scholarship programs, micro loans, and social justice work in the community. Fulgence was jailed, interrogated, and forced to flee the country for his UU work. He wants to continue his Ministry and serve in North America, which will require some further training. Help us ensure that his Ministry continues to grow and thrive! Continue reading

  • $10,000 Goal
  • $10,140 Funded
  • 0 Hours to Go

Rising Together: Temperature, Water, Health and Strength

Eight UU congregations in coastal Florida will work in partnership with vulnerable communities impacted by climate change and sea level rise to build climate resilience and to advocate for inclusion and self-determination in adaptation planning. They will make advocacy tools available on www.ReactToolKit.net so organizers in other coastal communities can engage in this important work.
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  • $7,500 Goal
  • $8,565 Funded
  • 0 Hours to Go

Send 5 Kids to Hogwarts!

Help send 5 kids to Hogwarts Summer Camp at Maumee Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Bowling Green Ohio. Camp tuition is $130 (covers t-shirt, wand, quill, notebook, reusable cup, wizard hat, morning & afternoon snacks, and more!). Our annual camp runs July 25-29, 2016. http://hogwartsatmvuuc.weebly.com/ Continue reading

  • $650 Goal
  • $780 Funded
  • 0 Hours to Go

UU Talks

UU Talks is a platform similar to TED Talks to broaden the reach of the UU message and create an innovative fundraising tool for congregations and UU groups. Continue reading

  • $3,000 Goal
  • $3,193 Funded
  • 0 Hours to Go

Worthy Now: A Prison Ministry Network

This campaign will fund the creation and development of a website for the Worthy Now Network. This online platform will unify and strengthen [maybe also “liberal religious” here?] prison ministry and prison reform work to connect, deepen, and act to bring an end to mass incarnation. Continue reading

  • $7,500 Goal
  • $7,550 Funded
  • 0 Hours to Go

Because childhood won’t last, make camp memories that will!

Help us meet the goal of affordable camp for 4th-8th graders at Camping in the Grove. 5 days of overnight camp – all the fun things of camp: swimming, arts and crafts, games, campfires, nature walks – time to just be a kid. The kids love it so much they come back year after year. Its 5th year, July 24-28, 2016, offers “Spirit in Practice.” Continue reading

  • $2,500 Goal
  • $3,045 Funded
  • 0 Hours to Go

2016 Totem Pole Journey

For the past three years Lummi House of Tears Carvers, led by Master Carver Jewell James of Lummi Nation, have carved and transported totem poles thousands of miles to communities opposing the extraction and transportation of fossil fuels. Unitarian Universalist congregations on both sides of the border are being engaged. Continue reading

  • $8,000 Goal
  • $8,550 Funded
  • 0 Hours to Go

Unitarian Universalist Prison Ministry of Illinois

Help us create this new ministry, which has three parts: create welcoming and helpful congregations for people returning from prison, advocate for restorative alternatives to incarceration, and provide UU worship and small group ministry in two Illinois prison, through the services of a part time minister and volunteers. Continue reading

  • $6,000 Goal
  • $8,441 Funded
  • 0 Hours to Go

Give Kids a MountainCamp Experience this Summer!

Your support will enable up to twelve children and youth experience MountainCamp, a UU summer camp high upon a mountaintop in the southern Appalachia. The MountainCamp experience fosters a strong, inclusive community, appreciation of nature and the environment, and experiential learning through traditional camp activities guided by our UU values. Continue reading

  • $3,800 Goal
  • $5,185 Funded
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Bring Eli Clare to General Assembly!

EqUUal Access and TRUUsT are teaming up to bring Eli Clare, one of the foremost thinkers, educators, and activists working at the intersections of disability, sexuality, gender, race, and class, to General Assembly. Help us meet our goal and help advance the conversation between disability justice and LGBTQ justice within Unitarian Universalism! Continue reading

  • $1,000 Goal
  • $1,165 Funded
  • 0 Hours to Go

YoUUth SOALS: The Spiritual Organizer/Activist Leadership Seminar for UU Youth

YoUUth SOALS – the Spiritual Organizer/Activist Leadership Seminar for Unitarian Universalist Youth – is a six-month leadership development program for young UU activists from across Minnesota. Through youth-led worship, congregational learning, small-group discussions, and interactive panels with local and national activists and organizers, youth build concrete skills for justice-making and reflect on the intersections of our shared faith and our work to build a just and loving world. The 2016-2017 YoUUth SOALS program will have a specific focus on racial justice. Continue reading

  • $5,000 Goal
  • $5,318 Funded
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Prophetic Climate Justice Network

Support UU congregations in Massachusetts taking a stand against the fossil fuel industry and fighting for the just transition to the renewable energy sources we need. This project supports congregations working together to stop the construction of a major fracked gas pipeline by funding a regional organizer and the formation of congregational based climate justice groups. Continue reading

  • $5,000 Goal
  • $5,754 Funded
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Normativity: A New LGBTQ+ Musical

Normativity, by UU young adult Jaime Jarrett, is a new musical about LGBTQ+ representation and the gay community premiering at NYMF this summer. Normativity confronts the lack of positive LGBTQ+ representation and the negative impact that has on LGBTQ+ youth who have grown up seeing gay characters continually killed on television, in movies, and on stage. Our goal is to highlight this issue, also known as “Burying Your Gays,” while serving as the representation the LGBTQ+ community so lacks. Continue reading

  • $5,000 Goal
  • $5,000 Funded
  • 0 Hours to Go

Don’t Let the Walls Fall Down

The Little Stone Church “that Rocks” is falling down ! We need your help to restore it. Our church is over 100 years old and badly needs to have the mortar restored. Our tower especially is in danger of falling down. As a historical landmark, and an active church “on the common,” we need to keep our place intact and safe. We are an active church congregation with a community heart. Your funds will not only help us to Kick off a building campaign, but will create matching funds for other grants we hope to obtain.
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  • $7,000 Goal
  • $8,183 Funded
  • 0 Hours to Go