Category Archives: Social Justice

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Ruth Ellis Center Donations

To the congregation – THANK YOU! Your generosity shined warm and bright during our most recent winter clothing and blanket collection for the Ruth Ellis Center in Detroit. With your support, we were able to collect fifteen winter coats and six bags of winter clothing and blankets to deliver to homeless LGBTQ youth. We all know it’s been a cold winter, but hopefully your hearts are warm knowing we as a congregation were able to provide something to warm those in need.

Yours in gratitude,

Jacob Guettler

Living Our Values Everyday (L.O.V.E.) Team
LGBTQ Issues Contact Person
(, 989-492-4414)

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UUFoM Endorses Prop 2

The following was approved by vote of the congregation at our Annual Meeting on October 28:

Statement of Advocacy – Proposal 2: Voters Not Politicians

Whereas Unitarian Universalist congregations covenant to affirm and promote use of the democratic process; and
Whereas the current system of drawing election district allows the majority party in the state legislature to manipulate district lines to unfairly advantage their party; and
Whereas several members of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship are actively working on the campaign to pass Proposal 2: Voters Not Politicians;
Therefore, be it resolved that the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Midland endorses passage of Proposal 2 and will make this support publicly known.

This is the list we will be adding our UUFoM name to.

Community Event – Moms Demand Action Event

June 2 is recognized as National Gun Violence Awareness Day/Wear Orange.  The Great Lakes Bay Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense Group is extending an invitation to supporters to attend the Dow Diamond Loons Game on June 2 and asking for help to turn the center field lawn area orange!  They will be the community organization for the evening and will have the honor of throwing out the first pitch, having a live interview during the game, and a table regarding gun safety for homes on the concourse.

March Focus on Hunger and Homelessness

On an ongoing basis, we collect canned goods and other non-perishable items for the Midland Emergency Food Pantry Network.  Drop off your donations in the bin at our new UUFoM Donation Center located across from the office door.

In March, we are collecting small items for Shelterhouse at UUFOM.  Shelterhouse provides safe houses, shelter, advocates, counseling and more (all free of charge) to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Midland and Gladwin counties.  The Shelterhouse Resale Shop, located in the Kmart shopping center on Saginaw Road, accepts donations of gently used clothing, home goods, accessories, toys, books, etc.  They are always looking for volunteers to help in the shop with donation processing, sales floor, stock prep, and pricing.  See the Shelterhouse website for other volunteer opportunities including help with children’s activities, transportation, clerical, grounds keeping, maintenance and cleaning.