The 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.”
First Parish’s Social Action Committee is excited to announce that Toni Tasker and Meg Jackson have been chosen as the first recipients of the Al Jacobson/Communities Without Borders (CWB) Traveling Fellowship. Established this past year through the generous contribution of the Gibbons family, the award seeks to encourage young and older adult members of First Parish to participate in a two week summer travel/educational trip to Zambia.
The Zambian Program has been the international centerpiece of FP’s Social Action Committee’s work and is especially critical given today’s global issues. Communities Without Borders is a Boston-based organization and over the years First Parish has supported the education of hundreds of primary and secondary aged boys and girls left orphaned or vulnerable as a result of the AIDS pandemic in Sub- Saharan Africa.
To learn more about the program please contact Margie Gibbons, Al Jacobson, or Cherie Noe.