Love in Action

Members of our congregation weave social justice into every area of church life, from Sunday morning activities including Second-Sunday Plate Collections and Fair Trade coffee and chocolate sales to youth and children's projects.

After worship, all are invited to enjoy coffee and conversation in our Social Hall and Atrium. The Atrium is filled with tables where you can sign up for programs, volunteer, and engage with a multitude of social justice campaigns as they arise. During coffee hour alone, we contact our lawmakers, demonstrate our support for marginalized communities, and collect funds and donation items to serve a variety of local needs.

Our new church building has allowed us to start hosting many events and community programs.

On weekday mornings, we support the A+ Language School with low-cost space for classes, and with volunteers from our congregation.

On Tuesday evenings, we rent space to CASA, a secular self-help group founded in Detroit that supports recovery from "addictive-compulsive" dishonest behaviors.

Throughout the year, members of our congregation connect with social justice events and projects in the wider community outside of our doors.

Follow us on Facebook or subscribe to our church email list to find out about upcoming events as they are organized.

The Social Justice Committee meets on first Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m., and anyone is welcome to come and get involved. The Committee has paid memberships in various local collaborative groups, including the Citizens Alliance on Prisons and Public Spending - MI and the Greater Lansing UN Association.

Many interfaith and secular justice coalitions hold meetings at our church, such as the Michigan Collaborative to End Mass Incarceration, the Mid-Michigan Immigration Coalition, and the Michigan Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence.

Our congregation is connected with UU justice movements on many levels, from local to global, through the Common Reads, Congregational Study/Action Issues, and Statements of Conscience by the Unitarian Universalist Association, the Michigan UU Social Justice Network, the Chalice Lighters program of the MidAmerica Region, Standing on the Side of Love, and the international UU Service Committee. Our faith is also affiliated with the UU United Nations Office.

For the past several years, the UUSC has recognized our congregation with the Creating Justice Banner Society Award because more than a quarter of our members are also UUSC members.

All are welcome to join us!