Justice & Sustainability
We invite you to join with us in living out our Unitarian Universalist principles to treat others with respect and dignity, work for justice, and respect the interdependent web of life of which we are a part.
Social justice teams & projects
We currently support the following causes with a range of ongoing efforts, coordinated by dedicated teams:
Additionally, UUS members have provided a weekly meal to the Free Lunch Program for more than three decades. More recently, the congregation has participated in Habitat For Humanity Interfaith Build projects to provide affordable housing in the community.
Our church has long supported civil rights for members of the LGBTQ community. In 1997 the congregation voted unanimously to become a Welcoming Congregation and an LGBTQ support group, Interweave, was formed.
More recently, dozens of same-sex ceremonies have been performed in our sanctuary since marriage equality was established in Iowa, congregation members turn out in strong numbers each year at the annual Pride celebration, and we continue to educate ourselves and others about LGBTQ issues.
Community Partner Program
Each week our Sunday service cash offerings and designated checks are donated to a community partner organization. We support a single partner for an entire month, and in months with a fifth Sunday we contribute to a special project. In addition, our Social Justice Team responds to many ad hoc requests for community assistance via the Social Justice Action Fund.