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Service Projects

We act in partnership with groups and communities most impacted by injustice on local, state, national, and international levels. 

Faith in Action Service Projects

Community Helping Place (CHP)

  • Tomato Supper in July

  • Grocery Cart Grand Prix in March

  • Weekly collection of food for the food pantry

  • Collaboration on use of GMUUC as a Warming Center

  • Holiday “Adopt a Family” program

  • Opportunity Lumpkin Mentor Program

Get Out the Vote

  • Support GOTV efforts through UU the Vote and Newtown Florist Club by writing letters and postcards, working at the polls, texting to encourage voting.

  • Received UU the Vote’s “Good Trouble” award in 2022 for meeting the high standard to involve our congregation and community in our GOTV efforts.

Support LGBTQ+

  • Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil in November

  • Support Gainesville/Dahlonega PFLAG

  • Show up at LGBTQ+ events

  • Continue to be a “Welcoming Congregation” which supports inclusion

  • Host LGBTQ/PFLAG social events

Newtown Florist Club

  • Collaborate with their Voter Education & Engagement efforts

  • Participate in King Day events in January

  • Support civil rights, affordable housing efforts in Gainesville

Sleep in Heavenly Peace

  • Support bed builds on our parking lot

  • Members participate in bed builds, delivering and putting together the bed

  • Collect linens and pillows for the twin beds

Connect Ability

  • Supporting children and adults in various social activities throughout the year.

9th District Street Exit

  • Support homeless neighbors through donations of supplies and funding

Rainbow House in Lumpkin

  • Craft Days every other month.

Other work of our Faith in Action group:

  • Gather Courageous Love Nominations and give a Courageous Love Award each year to an individual or group who is helping make a difference.

  •  Provide current information to the congregation on events and actions that support our 7 Principles 

  • Attend monthly non-profit collaborative meetings for Lumpkin County

  • Promote and contribute to UU Service Committee through “Guest at Your Table” event each year

  • Participate in UU Georgia Legislative Action Network 

  • Support local non-profit organizations through donating our time and Share the Plate funding

    • Communiy Helping Place

    • Newtown Florist Club

    • ConnectAbility

    • Sleep in Heavenly Peace

    • PFLAG

    • Freedom University

Interested in joining a group or finding out more about how you can volunteer? CLICK HERE to complete the Growth Through Service survey!

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