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.  Action is happening every Friday from 10:30am-noon in UUFR’s back parking lot. Please refer to The Chalice, our weekly e-newsletter 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 several programs to feed the hungry with donations and volunteers, including Urban Ministries Food Pantry, Urban Ministries Helen Wright Center, the Martin Street Market, Grocery Bags for Seniors, Backpack Buddies, and Love Wins. 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 Lynne Taylor 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 (CSA) project. For more information, contact Donna Doran at .

Help us create systemic change.

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

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

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, living wage jobs, and educational opportunity in Wake County. For more information, contact Chris Olson at onewake@uufr.og .

For more information about our Anti-Racism Ministry Teamclick here or contact Diann Irwin and Kurt Johnson at

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.

Stay Up To Date

Learn more about the activities of our social justice ministry teams through the Social Justice Blog.

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 online all month here or in the offering plate in-person on the below dates.

July 16, 2023: Carolina Abortion Fund

August 20, 2023:  UUFR fund to support and increase our work with the Helen Wright Center

September 17, 2023: Habitat for Humanity of Wake County

October 15, 2023: UUFR fund to support and increase our work furnishing apartments for refugees

November 19, 2023: Interfaith Food Shuttle

December 17, 2023: Unitarian Universalist Service Committee

January 21, 2024: Common Cause NC

February 18, 2024: Shaw University Center for Racial and Social Justice

March 17, 2024: Rural Advancement Foundation International

April 21, 2024: Partners for Environmental Justice

May 19, 2024: Blount St. Community Engagement Center

June 16, 2024: LGBT Center of Raleigh

You can donate to our Social Justice Sunday recipients at any time here.

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.

Become More Involved

Our social justice ministry is organized by Rev. Sasha, our assistant minister, and our Justice Council. Justice Council meetings are usually held on the second Tuesday of every month at 5:30 p.m.

Contact for more information.