Activism in local, national and international issues involving social and environmental justice is a key part of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Lexington, and is in keeping with the Unitarian Universalist Association Principles.
Music With a Message
Our Congregation voted unanimously to adopt a resolution in support of Move to Amend, calling for a constitutional amendment to enable limits on corporate campaign donations. As part of our Music With a Message series David Cobb of the national Move to Amend initiative spoke at the church on August 27, 2014.
Our next Music With a Message was October 17, 2014 in partnership with Faith Feeds/GleanKY.
Here's a sampling of ongoing projects that our church members are involved in are:
- Participating in the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day March in Lexington.
- Breakfast at the Catholic Action Center, 400 E. Fifth St in Lexington, 3rd and 4th Saturdays of the month, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m., supplying and cooking breakfast for the homeless.
- Mentoring students at Cardinal Valley Elementary School.
- Working for equity and non-discrimination for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender community. UUCL is a Welcoming Congregation. Our congregation has voted to publicly support the right of same sex couples to marry.
- Promoting environmental justice. UUCL has been awarded Green Sanctuary status. Our Environmental Task Force has a special, "Johnny Appleseed Project" that uses the apple trees on UUCL property as a resource to feed those less fortunate. We are also working to end mountaintop removal mining.
- Selling and serving only Fair Trade Coffee church members to support farmers in third world countries.
- Supporting Kentucky Refugee Ministries, God's Pantry Food Bank and The Hope Center.
Supporting and participating in Lexington's CROP Hunger Walk.
To support additional social action throughout our community, we often make our meeting space available to community action groups that need inexpensive, safe planning space.
If you have an activity to add to this list, or would like to contact someone about getting involved, please email us.