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23 Dedham Avenue
Needham, MA 02492

Justice Sunday: The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee’s Work Now in it’s 80th Year


Sunday, August 7, 2022

10:30 am service via You Tube video link

Worship Leaders: Rev. Jacqueline Brett, Rev. Ned Wight, and Rev. Aisha Ansano


The UUSC was started during World War II to help rescue victims of Nazi oppression in Europe and has been working for social justice around the world and in the US ever since. Each year around Thanksgiving time we collect for their benefit with the “Guest at Your Table” collection boxes and often share our plate with them.  In the past we have had representatives come to speak at our Lyceums or from our pulpit about what they have been doing to put our UU values into action for social justice in the world.

This year with all the restrictions caused by the COVID pandemic instead of visiting churches they have put together an entire virtual worship service on this theme to be shared with UU congregations such as ours.  In this service you will hear about what is being done for the Rohyngya in Burma (Myanmar), women in Nicaragua, and Black, Indigenous, People of Color in Louisiana.  Although they partner with over 50 different local agencies all over the world these three are spotlighted in this service with videos and interviews with the people affected.  The service ends with a collection of recorded testimonials from past and present leaders of our denomination including a cameo appearance from our own former minister and past President of the UUA, Rev. John Buehrens.

Come join us on YouTube to worship together and see what’s been happening recently with the UUSC and their work toward social justice.  Then afterwards join the Zoom Social Hour for our own virtual gathering and sharing of Joys and Concerns.