On Sunday, November 19th, our Fellowship launched “Guest at Your Table,” the annual Unitarian Universalist Service Committee fundraiser supporting the UUSC’s work to advance human rights. Many of you took home “Guest” boxes. It is our hope that you remembered your special guests during this Holiday Season by placing money in the box equal to what you would pay for a meal for your unseen guests. If you didn’t take home a box, or if you would prefer to use an envelope, they are on the table at the back of the chapel.
This year’s Guest at Your Table theme is Small Change is Big Change. The theme was chosen to acknowledge the fact that UUSC’s grassroots partners make a big difference in their communities and so does our participation in Guest at Your Table. The UUSC partners with over 75 grassroots organizations in more than 25 countries, including the USA, to advance Economic Justice, promote Environmental Justice, and protect Rights at Risk.
We will be collecting the boxes or envelopes with your donations beginning this Sunday, January 7 and continuing through the month of January. Donations in the form of a check are preferred, and checks should be made out to UUSC, not to the Fellowship. Please add GAYT to the memo line. You may place your donation envelope, box, or check in the collection basket during the regular offering. More program information can be found at http://www.uusc.org/welcome-to-guest-at-your-table/
Please note that the Guest Boxes we used this year are an older version and some of the donation information on the box is out of date. Donations of any amount qualify you for membership in the UUSC. Donations of $125 or more will be matched dollar for dollar by the UU Congregation of Shelter Rock. We generally collect all the donations from the congregation and send them in together. If you fill out your information on the box or envelope, or use a check, the UUSC will send you a letter acknowledging your donation. However, if you want to send your donation directly to UUSC, please don’t use the address on the box. The correct address is:
Guest at Your Table – UUSC
PO Box 808
Newark, NJ 07101-0808
For more information contact Pat Berthold.