Here are some of the ways the UU Church of Charlotte tries to make a difference in our community:
AIDS Care Teams
RAIN (Regional AIDS Interfaith Network) is a community resource providing compassionate care for individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS, and prevention education for our region. They deliver these services through Care Teams. More information about RAIN can be found at their website www.carolinarain.org. Contact Rita Heath-Singer for details: firstname.lastname@example.org
CROP Walk to End Hunger and Poverty
Charlotte is the home of the largest CROP walk in the country. An interfaith effort, it’s a 10K walk in October with 10,000 participants raising money for the hungry in Charlotte and the rest of the world. Learn more at http://charlottecropwalk.org/. Contact: Cindy Fox, 704-554-0866.
Support our Partner Church in Romania
Our church maintains a relationship with the Unitarian Church in Szabed, Romania, as part of the Unitarian Universalist Partner Church Council, an affiliate organization of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). The goals of our Partner Church Committee include educating the congregation about the history, current affairs, and needs of our partner church; conducting fundraisers to benefit our partner church or its ministry; maintaining a relationship that provides moral and spiritual support (solidarity); and assisting UUCC members in visiting our partner. To get involved, contact Kathleen Carpenter at 704-366-8623.
Our church is a proud sponsor of our city’s annual festival supporting the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender) community. We have an information table and strong turnout at this event every year.
UUCC Board member Rob Marcy helped coordinate our participation in the 2014 Charlotte Pride festival. Click here (and then scroll down) to hear him talk about his experience coming out, living as an openly-gay man and being a part of this spiritual community.
These organizations are supported by our church and during the year they are given the opportunity to tell us about their mission. We also encourage our members and friends to personally support these organizations. They are: