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Welcome to Justice Saturday!
Each week, we will feature a different aspect of how we do justice at First UU. There will be ideas to ponder, actions to take, and activities for all ages.
Our very first Justice Saturday features a video from Jan and Frank Phillips. If you would like to feature a justice topic, please contact Rev. Marian.
In honor of First UUs justice tradition, Jan and Frank Phillips offer connections and tips for all ages to do justice from home. They both volunteer on the Racial and Immigration Justice Working Group, RJI for short. Here are their ideas:
To begin, put on your Standing on the Side of LOVE shirt!
- First UU has supported families living in churches for 2-1/2 years. These include Edith Espinal at Columbus Mennonite Church, Miriam Vargas and her family at First English Lutheran Church, and the family at Just North UCC. These families all need help buying food. A Kroger gift card in any amount goes a long way.
- A food bank has been set up to help our undocumented neighbors who are being hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 threat. You can donate money or groceries.
- You can sign on to be part of the Poor People’s Campaign, a national revival focused on justice work focused on income inequality, racism, and poverty.
Kids, we have things for you to do as well!
- Miriam Vargas has two daughters, Mia who is in 6th grade, and Elsa who is in 1st grade. They would love to hear fro you. You can send them your letters, colorings, paintings, and just give them your love.
- The gold (bright yellow) LOVE shirts that First UUers wear, brings a question. What does Standing on the Side of LOVE mean to you? Share your interpretations of this theme using any medium you choose. A paragraph, a poem, a song, a video, a piece of sculpture, or a collage. We’ll leave the how you do it up to you.
We hope you stay healthy and we are so looking forward to seeing you in person again, hopefully soon. Bye.
Kroger gift cards: Contact Jan Phillips to donate to families living in churches.
Emergency Food Bank for Undocumented Workers: leave non-perishable items in the coat closet at church on Mondays from 10am–2pm. You can also leave non-perishable items for Jacques to deliver to Athens county food bank. Each has a well-marked drop-off area in the coat closet which is off the main lobby. (Note: please maintain social distancing and do not gather.)
Poor People’s Campaign: Visit UU Justice Ohio’s website for many opportunities.
Letters/cards/art/songs/video/… to Mia and Elsa: Send to Jan Phillips to deliver.
LOVE – what does it mean to you?: Submit your thoughts and creative ideas to Rev. Marian.
Join the Justice Saturday Conversation on Discord.
Thanks for joining us for Justice Saturday. See you tomorrow at church online!
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