Sharing Our Abundance
Each Sunday we take an offering to support the work of the church, but we donate half of the loose cash in the plate to an outside charity.
In 2016-2017 these gifts have gone / will go to Change for Children, USC Canada, iHuman Youth Society, Child Haven, Youth Empowerment and Support Services (YESS), George Spady Centre, Stephen Lewis Foundation, Boyle Street Co-op, Camp Firefly, CBC turkey drive, Centre to End All Sexual Exploitation (CEASE), ICUU, among others.
Local Charities include:
Bissell Centre: UCE maintains a donation box for clothing and household goods gifts for the Bissell Street shelter. As well, each Christmas we hold a Mitten Tree Service and collect an enormous amount of hats, scarves, gloves and socks which also to the shelter for distribution.
Edmonton Food Bank: In 2010 UCE became a neighbourhood distribution point for the Edmonton Food Bank. Each Wednesday our volunteers unload about 650 kilos of food from the truck and distribute the pre-packaged hampers to about 20 families assigned to us each week. Most of these families live within a kilometre or two of the church.
Our Church and Social Responsibility:
The Principles of Unitarian Universalism speak in several places about our engagement with the wider world. Members and friends of UCE have deep personal commitments to a wide variety of justice and charitable causes. As a whole the church supports several as well.
Social Justice Committee
Our social justice committee takes an active interest in causes and issues of various kinds, such as protection of gay rights. Several UCE members are singers in the Raging Grannies singing group.
Pride Parade on Sat. June 10 was a successful event and heartwarming to see so much support.
Please follow Facebook and our website calendar for upcoming events
Here is the link to the 2017 Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/630715857119655/
Invitation to the Ninth Annual Genocide Memorial Service,
July 16, 2017 GENOCIDE MEMORIAL BROCHURE