Current Social Justice Activities

As Unitarian Universalists, we are committed to creating a more compassionate, just, and sustainable world. Here are some of the things we are doing and some of the ways you can help us.

Friday Morning Collections

Almost every Friday morning, 10:30 a.m. – 12 noon, UUFR members collect food and other items to help some of our most vulnerable neighbors.  Collection is in UUFR’s back parking lot, or up top in case of rain weather. Learn more here and on the Upcoming Events page for current information on collections and ways to get involved – please join us!

Change the World with Us!

Help us feed the hungry and house the homeless.

We support a wide range of programs to feed the hungry through in-kind donations and volunteering opportunities: Urban Ministries Food Pantry and Helen Wright Center, Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Grocery Bags for Seniors and Martin Street Mobile Market, Panera Day-End Dough-Nation, Bryant Street Community Engagement Center and CROP Hunger Walk. For more information about any of these, contact Jude Oliveri-Burde at .

Twice a year, we participate in the construction of a house through Habitat for Humanity. For more information, contact Jim at .

Help us support farmers of color and women farmers.

Subscribe to regularly receive a box of produce and support local agriculture through our Community Supported Agriculture project. For more information, contact Dona at .

Help us work for systemic justice in our wider community.

For more information about our Immigrant and Refugee Justice Ministry Team, contact Pat at .

For more information about our Environmental Justice Ministry Team, contact Russ.

Our ONE Wake Organizing Team facilitates our involvement in ONE Wake, a community organizing effort of more than 40 other congregations working to address affordable housing, mental health, and public transportation in Wake County. For more information, contact .

Donation Drive Item Collection at UUFR

UUFR collectively donates needed items to local social justice organizations on occasion. Donation Drives may be organized by members or friends, ministry teams, or other UUFR groups. If you would like to coordinate a Donation Drive Collection, please submit the Donation Drive Request Form to the Justice Council for approval.

Contribute on one of our Social Justice Sundays

Each month the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh collects donations for one justice organization doing great work in the community. Donations are accepted at our monthly social justice Sunday and online all month. Scheduled offerings include the following: 

  • June 16, 2024: LGBT Center of Raleigh
  • July 21, 2024: Common Cause NC 
  • September 8: Habitat for Humanity
  • August 18: Helen Wright Center
  • October 13: UUFR Immigrant and Refugee Team
  • November 10: Interfaith Food Shuttle
  • December 8: Unitarian Universalist Service Committee 
  • January 11: Carolina Abortion Fund
  • February 9: Rural Advancement Foundation International
  • March 9: North Carolinians Against Gun Violence
  • April 13: NC Interfaith Power and Light
  • May 11: Bryant Community Engagement Center
  • June 8: LGBT Center of Raleigh

Donate to our Social Justice Sunday recipients at any time online.

Read our Congregational Statements of Conscience

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh occasionally adopts statements of conscience on particular social issues, which allows the congregation’s leadership to advocate on these issues on behalf of the congregation as a whole. To read a list of our statements of conscience, click here.

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Office Hours

Sunday: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Monday - Thursday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: Closed

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