Triangle & Triad

Triangle & Triad Congregational Partners

If your congregation is interested in becoming an official UU Justice NC Congregational Partner, you can learn more here. And if you are currently a Partner Congregation, but are not represented on this page, please contact Rev. Lisa Garcia-Sampson at lisa@uujusticenc.org

Triangle Congregations

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Community Church of Chapel Hill UU

Chapel Hill, NC

The Community Church of Chapel Hill was founded in 1953 as a response to racial segregation. Since that time, social justice has been a key element of our identify. Our Side with Love Ministry will focus on electoral and reproductive justice for the next several years. We offer sanctuary through our Immigrant Justice Initiative, support environmental justice through ECO, and provide donations to local service/ social justice organizations through an active Stare the Plate.

Our Side with Love Ministry provides backbone support for members’ emerging social justice interests and raises funds for our causes through concerts. Contact us at c3hloveteam@gmail.com.

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Eno River UU Fellowship

Durham, NC

Helping to create a more just world is integral to the mission of ERUUF. Our Justice Ministry seeks to live Unitarian Universalist values and principles by focusing our energy and resources to make significant contributions toward a more just, equitable, democratic, and sustainable world. We accomplish this through the love, spirit, service, and actions of our members.

Our commitment to justice work expresses through specific Action Groups and takes multiple forms: practicing racial equity and inclusion, advancing human rights, alleviating poverty, caring for the earth, advancing democracy, and partnering with community groups.

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UU Congregation of Hillsborough

Hillsborough, NC

UU Congregation of Hillsborough, located at 1710 Old NC 10 in Hillsborough, is a welcoming community nestled in the woods of Orange County.  Nestled beneath the pine trees, UUCH covenants to: Partner with the earth, Embrace justice, Advance freedom of thought, Connect in love and Enrich our spirits.

We have 4 community partners: Northern Orange NAACP, Orange County Justice United, Orange Congregations in Mission, and New Hope Elementary School. UUCH meets for shared worship every Sunday at 10:30 am online and in person. See uuchnc.org or contact UUCH at welcome@uuchnc.org

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UU Fellowship of Raleigh

Raleigh, NC

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh started in 1949 as a Unitarian Fellowship. There were 17 charter members.  Their purpose was, “to bring religious liberals into closer acquaintance and cooperation to foster liberal religious attitudes and living.” Seventy-five years later we still strive to be a welcoming congregation. We have over 500 members with over 300 attending Sunday services. Our Welcoming Congregation team continues to foster relationships.

Social Justice is deep in our roots. We sponsored a speech by Dr. Martin Luther King at NC state in 1966. In 1967 we were one of the Raleigh Inter-CHurch Housing partners to create a 100-unit low-income housing project, RICH Park.  We currently have twenty social justice teams. The primary teams are food security, environmental justice, immigrants and refugees, Community Supported Agriculture, Habitat for Humanity, anti-racism, voting rights, LGBTQIA+, justice and inclusion and ONE Wake. Our Justice Response Team alerts 120 interested congregants of upcoming events and opportunities to speak up for justice.  Many of the teams have partnered with multiple local organizations to coordinate and magnify their ministry.  Recently we have been recertified as a Green Sanctuary and a Welcoming Congregation

 

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UU Peace Fellowship

Raleigh, NC

We are a small congregation that believes We’re All in the Same Boat. This year, we have  supported local school boards to bolster LGBTQ rights, access to books and DEI history.

We also support the Sister Communities of San Ramon, Nicaragua, our local homeless shelter and non-partisan voter turnout. We’ve also worked on Land Acknowledgement of indigenous people.

Since politics and civil action are always present in our capital city, we frequently pop downtown for demonstrations that include HKonJ (Historical Thousands on Jones Street) led by Rev.  Barber, HealthCare Rights, Climate and Environmental Action, and Workers’ Rights.
Elizabeth Norval
 egnorval@gmail.com

Triad Congregations

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UU Church of Greensboro

Greensboro, NC

UUCG is in the process of recreating its social justice ministry to be a more integrated part of its ministries. Meanwhile, members of the congregation have been especially active in democracy efforts. Recent activities have included participation in a federal legislative campaign through letter writing and visiting senate offices to reform the Electoral Count Act, in partnership with UU Justice NC and UUs for Social Justice (a DC-based federal advocacy organization). We are thrilled to be getting out the vote in Fall 2022 by post carding in cooperation with UU the Vote and Reclaim Our Vote.

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UU Fellowship of Winston-Salem

Winston-Salem, NC

This gem of the Piedmont was founded in 1951 by an erstwhile group of 11 geographic transplants and others who were disenfranchised from maintream religions.  They were united around their commit to justice, the value of a personal search for truth, and the democratic principle.  They soon found themselves to be a natural fit for Unitarian Universalism, and grew their group to a thriving congregation of over 300 today.  Social justice remains the “burning coal” of this congregation, and recent efforts have emphasized racial equity and the intersection of poverty and education.  Fellowship members tutor Title I elementary school students, and support a local Freedom School with supplies, financial donations and meals.  They are lifetime members of the NC NAACP, and have a healthy 50-50 share-the-plate program to support Forsyth County non-profits that align with their UU values.  The Fellowship is currently in search for a called Minister, and currently enjoys the leadership of an interim Minister.  They are eagerly looking forward to a post-COVID reality.