Council for Faith in Action Update – January 2019

By Michael Wilson, Chair

The Council for Faith in Action is responsible for the distribution of the 50% of the weekly plate allocated to social justice causes. Is there an organization that you are passionate about, that you feel puts your faith in action? Contact us for details on submitting a funding request.

Thanks to your generosity, we’ve recently been able to provide support to the following organizations:

UUA Disaster Relief Fund ($750, then an additional $400), through which the UUA provides assistance to congregations, their members and communities.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer County ($250), to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better. They serve about 500 children per year.

Fisherman’s Mark ($500), based in Lambertville, has been a part of the community for over 35 years, providing not only services that meet basic needs, such as food and affordable childcare, but going beyond crisis to partner with individuals and families to break the cycle of crisis and promote self-sufficiency and wellness.

I Am Trenton Community Foundation ($1,500) was formed in 2007 by a group of individuals united in their passion for the city. They are governed by a diverse, all-volunteer board of trustees committed to the mission of making Trenton even better through community engagement, building pride in our city and community-focused giving.

Rescue Mission of Trenton ($500) serves men and women who have no place to turn for shelter, food, and clothing. The Mission provides a safe, clean, warm, refuge for the homeless, the hungry, the transient and the addicted.

Snipes Farm and Education Center ($500), based in Morrisville, has as its mission to model and teach sustainable farming, while building community and re-connecting people to the land.

Support has also been provided for activities such as UUCWC’s HomeFront Monday Night Tutoring Program, the HomeFront craft night, to purchase materials for our Journey Toward Wholeness Library and stamps for the Faith Action Ministry’s tabling.

Please contact us at if you would like more information about the Council for Faith in Action and/or other social justice groups at UUCWC. Your participation would be most welcome!