Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County

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Social Action

Social Action Summary

The Social Action Committee plans social justice programs, including offering educational forums and speakers, advocacy, raising money through First Sunday Plate Collections, and providing volunteer opportunities. We also serve as a link to the UU Service Committee.

Our Mission

Our Social Action work is an expression of our Unitarian Universalist principles in action. We effectively address social justice issues at local, regional and global levels, raising awareness within the UUFCC community and inviting participation of all those who are able.

Come and Inspire Us

If there is a critical issue you feel strongly about, this is the place where you can get the support and encouragement to put your passion into action.

More info: Social Action Committee Chair

Pictures from Social Action events from the Past.....




Social Action Activities for Sept, 2014 to August 2015

The Social Action Committee meets the second Sunday of the month at 11:30 a.m. Questions? Contact Social Action Committee Chair

Everyone is welcome to plan and coordinate, as well as participate, in the social action events. Please keep the committee informed of your plans so we can assist.


Sept 5: Centre House, Ken Riznyk, help prepare a meal for residents of homeless shelter - More info

Sept 7 - Plate collectionfor Interfaith Human Services, General Fund

Sept 14 - Social Action Planning Meeting; 11:30 -- All are WELCOME!

Sept 21 - Peoples Climate March in NYC - Dorothy Blair, Janet Swim, Michal Stump - (Sierra Club)

Sept 17 - Soup to Soup Kitchen

??  FLIP - Familes and Loved Ones in Prison - More info


Oct 3;  Centre House - Ken Riznyk, Provide and Prepare a meal for shelter residents. More info

Oct 5 - Plate Collection for Interfaith Human Services Displaced Persons Fund

Oct 11 - UUPlan Fall Leadership Training - carpool available - Peg at 883-6734

Oct 12 - Social Action Meeting @ 11:30

Oct 10 - 12 Youth Conf Meeting - Corry Sullivan

Oct 19 - Crop Walk - Jeff Schmid

Oct 26 - UN Sunday - Youth Service - RE Participation

Soup to Soup Kitchen - Art Goldschmidt

October is Weatherization Month - Get Prepared!  Ken Riznyk is coordinator


November 2 - Plate collection for Weatherization

November 7 - Centre House Meal - Ken Riznyk - More info

November 9 - Social Action Meeting @ 11:30 - All are WELCOME!

Mid-term Meeting - New Plate Collection ballot

Nov 23 - Guest at Your Table - Janet Irons to raise funds for UUSC - More info

Soup to Soup Kitchen



Guest at your Table Continues - Janet Irons raises money for UUSC  - More info

Dec 5th - Centre House Dinner - Libby Gage - More info

Dec 7th - Plate Collection for Park Forest Day Nursery

Dec 14th - Social Action Meeting @ 11:30 - All are WELCOME!

Weatherization Teams

Bell Ringing with Interfaith Human Services - Sue Smith

Fuel Bank Fundraising - Peg Dobrinska

Soup to Soup Kitchen



Freedom Seder  March 27, Laura Brown

Out of the Cold Homeless Shelter at UUFCC

 March 30 to April  13



Social Action Programs

Here are some of the things we do:

Direct Action
Hands-on involvement in social action projects such as
  • Crop Walk
  • CentrePeace Support
  • State College Food Bank
  • Interfaith Human Services
  • Justice trips to West Virginia, Puerto Rico
  • Annual Freedom Seder
Advocacy and Witness,supporting issues such as
  • Marriage Equality
  • Economic Justice
  • Environmental issues
First Sunday Plate Collections
Providing financial support for organizations doing important work such as
  • Park Forest Day Nursery
  • Centre Volunteers in Medicine
  • Midstate Literacy Council
  • Center for Alternatives in Community Justice
  • Planned Parenthood
  • UU Service Committee

Twice a year the congregation votes for the charities who receive the 1st Sunday plate collections. Please submit your nominations by November 2 by filling out the First Sunday Plate Collection Suggestion and sending to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or dropping in the Social Action box at the Fellowship. We vote at the Annual Meeting in May for the collections that take place from August through January, and at the Mid-Year Meeting in November for the collections that take place from February to July. All are welcome to participate in this very successful outreach program. We have given approximately $14,000 each year to local, national and international charities.

Contact Us

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County
780 Waupelani Drive Extension
State College, PA 16801
(814) 237-7605


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