As with any organization, it takes many people to keep UUCG running as a viable church in our community.
There are many areas where members and friends participate by using their talents.
UUCG has an active Social Justice program which encompasses so much of our beliefs and values.
Major local non-profits for which we have been involved with are:
Adult Literacy Center in Brunswick. Needed help here includes tutoring, office help, donations for textbooks and a scholarship fund.
Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation program, Baby Steps, which provides books for young children ages infant to five years old.
FaithWorks Ministries, an ecumenical group drawing from many area churches. Our main involvement with them is collecting items for them to distribute through their Sparrow's Nest program. Needs include clothing, non-perishable foods, toiletries, games and household items.
Martin Luther King, Jr. parade each January. Traditionally, we gather together and march on this day.
Glynn Environmental Coalition, a community organization dedicated to providing a clean environment and healthy economy in the Golden Isles area. We have participated in roadside trash clean ups with this organization.
In the past few years, the church has provided assistance to Safe Harbor, a shelter for youths, STAR Foundation, Coastal Coalition for Children, Habitat for Humanity, Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association, and United Way.
The Social JusticeTeam directs the service on the second Sunday of each month, bringing in speakers, films and displays on social justice issues in our community. The service is at 10:30 am, the same time as our regular worship services on other Sundays.
UUCG members marching in the 2015 MLK Day parade in Brunswick, Georgia
with Rev. Bill Phillips and Rev. Jane Page.
UUCG's annual Guest At Your Table service which raised money for UUSC (Unitarian Universalist Service Committee who promotes human rights and social justice around the world.)
Rev. Jane, Beth, Sarabeth and Starling Sutton participating in the CROP Walk in Brunswick.
We have numerous teams that work with the Board of Trustees to enhance the UUCG experience.
(We prefer the term "team" to the traditional word "committee."
The more that you get involved, the more that you will get from you experience at UUCG.
The membership team manages the official membership list and encourages new members to join. They also recruit and schedule greeters, who welcome people coming in for service. Visitors are welcomed and given a name badge. The membership team continually corresponds with new and potential members to clarify information and suggest opportunities. The membership team also coordinates new member social activities and recruitment.
The caring team promotes well-being when members become ill or have emergencies. The caring team will call or visit the individuals needing care, coordinate a food bringing schedule, and solicit cards and messages for members in need.”
Prepare and present the church budget and monitor expenditures. Approve special expenses and propose fundraising activities for sustaining the building fund. Report to the Board of Trustees.
· Green Sanctuary
Enhance the Social Justice Team by encouraging sustainable, green living practices in church and family life. Present educational programs that encourage support of local organizations committed to the preservation of our unique coastal home - such as the Glynn Environmental Coalition.
· Building & Landscaping
Caretake the church building; perform and/or coordinate routine maintenance such as cleaning; solicit outside contractors for special projects. Perform and/or coordinate landscaping maintenance tasks as needed such as pruning, mulching, raking and mowing.
· Welcoming Congregation
Encourage the acceptance of all persons into our Church community without any manner of discrimination. Present ongoing educational opportunities such as Mosaic Makers programs, and participate in local organizations such as PFLAG.