Outreach

Outreach and Social Justice

CULTIVATE JUSTICE

The Piedmont UU Church Community is committed to Social Justice. In addition to taking part in several justice projects throughout the year, we designate one-half of each Sunday’s collection for organizations and projects that promote justice in our community. Our true wealth is the good we do in this world.

Some of the social justice organizations supported by the Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Church are: Children’s Home Society of NC, Freedom School Partners, Charlotte Community Health Clinic, Humane Society of Charlotte, Levine & Dickson, Hospice House, InReach, Carolina Raptor Center, Jewish Family Services of Charlotte, A Child’s Place, Social Justice Council’s Efforts for Advocacy of LGBT Issues in our Community, Amnesty International, The Mountain Retreat & Learning Center, United Family Services, and Clean Air Carolina.

Current Social Justice Teams and Projects

A.D.O.R.E. (A Dialogue on Race and Ethnicity)
The A.D.O.R.E. team supports the church’s mission of “cherishing diversity.” It seeks to develop culturally aware and competent leaders and congregants, and to ensure that our environment is one of inclusion and celebration.

Animal Ministry
Provides educational opportunities, events, and direct involvements to improve the welfare and appreciation of animals locally, nationally, and internationally.

Education Partner Project
The Piedmont UU Church is partnering with a Charlotte-Mecklenburg middle school for the school year. Church volunteers support student and staff members through tutoring and training.

Interweave Group
Interweave is a Piedmont UU Church group grounded in the UU Faith that is dedicated to:
· Supporting the LGBTQ community and its allies.
· Providing a space for a social connection and spiritual growth.
· Advocating for LGBTQ equality through public action.
Over the past years, Interweave has been involved in advocacy and has organized several fun activities that provide a safe space for social interaction for the LGBTQ community and its allies.