Chalice Unitarian Universalist Fellowship engages the entire congregation in its Justice Ministry. Grounded in Unitarian Universalist faith and values, the Chalice Justice Ministry offers congregants:
- ways to learn more about vital issues of the day and serve others;
- active relationship with Unitarian Universalist initiatives, interfaith coalitions, movements or groups led by members of an impacted community, and legislative advocacy;
- actions of witness or protest.
During this time of the coronavirus, the Chalice community has taken to social action online. Please see below for ways you can get involved and make an impact right now!
Check out Pachamama.com This organization offers an array of programs to bring about transformative growth, including Ecological Living and Emotional Healing.
League of Latin American Citizens (LULAC) now has virtual meetings on the 4th Thursday at 7pm. Contact Willie Lubka for information.
WAYS TO HELP OUR WIDER COMMUNITY – “Everything is connected.”
Can you share stimulus funds? Click here: https://805undocufund.org/donate/ This collective effort by Ventura and Santa Barbara County-based grassroots organizations assists local undocumented immigrant individuals and families who are excluded from federally funded safety net programs and are suffering due to disasters in our community like wildfires, mudslides, and the coronavirus.
Adelante Comunidad Conejo has a weekly food bank and delivers food to families in need. Chalice volunteer drivers can pick up donations or individuals can deliver food and supplies (TP, soap, detergent) to the United Methodist Church, 1000 E. Janss Rd., Thousand Oaks, (entrance on Whitecliff). Our Chalice drop off time is Thursdays 1-3pm. (Also open: Tues. 9:30-Noon, Fri. 9:30-Noon, and Sat. 10-Noon if you can’t make our designated Thursday times.) For help delivering donations, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Adelante is a small 501c3 group serving local families who may lack transportation. All donations are really appreciated. Please see: www.adelantecomunidadconejo.org
Harbor House – Is operating a Daily Pick Up Lunch Program to replace the meal program during this time. You can get instructions and sign-up for a specific day by clicking on the direct link here:
Also, check the Chalice Social Justice page on Facebook, or review the Justice portion of www.Chaliceuu.org for other ideas.