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Our Peace and Justice Ministry coordinates all of our social action programs. It aims to provide a social justice ministry that brings disparate members of our congregation together in love and concern, while attracting new members to the church. Partners include the UU Legislative Ministry of Maryland (UULM-MD), Unitarian Universalists for Social Justice (UUSJ) and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC).

In particular, we focus on poverty, homelessness and antiracism efforts. To that end, we support the following community and church-based projects. For more information click the email links in the descriptions, or email socialaction@firstunitarian.net.

ADORE: A Dialogue on Race and Ethnicity

During monthly meetings, this multi-racial, multi-ethnic group openly discusses issues that affect people of color. See the Events Calendar for upcoming meetings. For more information email adore@firstunitarian.net.

Change for Change

Each month, our church shares its weekly Sunday offering collection with a local, regional, or national social justice organization or program.

P1340023Dayspring Programs

We have partnered with Dayspring Programs (which offers supportive housing and Head Start to struggling families in East Baltimore) to create and maintain an urban garden. We also help offer instruction in meditation and yoga. Contact Dale Lanz for more information.

MCVETS: Maryland Center for Veteran’s Education and Training

First Unitarian Church of Baltimore has helped MCVET clients attend Orioles baseball games.

My Sister’s Place

We have an ongoing collection of clothing and hygiene items for homeless women served by My Sister’s Place. These donations are dropped off monthly.

gwen making foodOur Daily Bread

Several times a year, volunteers prepare food for the Classic Casserole Program, a project for Our Daily Bread Hot Meal Program. Church members and friends gather to prepare large quantities of casseroles, which are then frozen and delivered to Our Daily Bread to be prepared and served to the homeless and hungry. To volunteer email ourdailybread@firstunitarian.net.

Paca Elementary School

We collect and deliver supplies for the 4th graders at William Paca Elementary School in East Baltimore. In addition, members of the Peace and Justice Ministry have taken on special projects, including helping a young student and her family connect with the Baltimore Education Scholarship Trust, and starting the 4th Grade Book Club.