Social Action Ministry: Faith in Action

change-the-worldThe Social Action Ministry (SAM) at First Parish comes from our Unitarian Universalist faith based on the values of love, justice, community and responsibility. We do this within the supportive environment of our broader church community and the mission of First Parish “…to act on our values to serve the larger community and create a more just and loving world.”

The new year brings new opportunity to spread the word about, and become involved in, the work First Parish does within our congregation, in the greater Lexington community, with other UU organizations, and around the world. Some of the local organizations we support include the Lexington Food Pantry, LexEAT together, and LexRAP (Refugee Assistance Program). We promote and help the programs of the UU Service Committee, Mass Action, and the UU Urban Ministry, and we collaborate with international programs such as Communities Without Borders and Amnesty International, helping to work for justice around the world. One Sunday morning a month we “Give Away the Plate” when the money from the plate collection goes to a local charity.

These programs, plus some new initiatives that we are undertaking (political advocacy, climate justice), are just some ways that the Social Action Ministry at First Parish puts our faith into action.

Please join us! The SAM meets on the third Sunday of each month at noon in Parker Hall. Our next meeting will be on January 15th. All are welcome.

For questions or to learn more about SAM, please email Elaine Hylek, Chair.