Living Our Values: SEE Justice
Social, Environmental, Economic Justice
Northwoods Vision Statement:
We will be a place of transformation. We will transform our community through intentional inclusion, becoming stronger in our diversity. We will transform our world into a kind, humane and just place through our work outside these walls. We will ourselves be transformed by the work we do, the love we show to each other, and the spiritual challenges we set for ourselves.
SEE Justice Forums
Join us every fourth Sunday of the month for SEE Justice updates from program leaders. Time is 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm. These groups will meet in the “digital sanctuary,” using the same Zoom link we use for worship: https://zoom.us/my/northwoodsuu. (Meeting ID: 766 833 5778).
Upcoming Opportunities to Participate
SEE Justice Announcements:
Northwoods is once again teaming up with Adopt a Mom to provide gifts for the mothers in Domestic Abuse shelters in Montgomery County for Mother’s Day. There are currently over 65 moms in the shelter or in the transition program. Please help by purchasing one or more of the gifts using the link below. We will be collecting the bags at our Easter Egg-stravaganza. You can change the shipping address and have them shipped to your home, or use the embedded address and they will be shipped to me. We will be making cards at our Easter Egg-stravaganza and wrapping the gifts on April 16th. Thank you all for caring for mothers who need some extra love. Click here to access the Amazon Shopping List!
Donate ART to ARTS IN ACTION
Our Arts in Action event is on Saturday, April 22, 2023. The team will be hanging art for the ART DASH preview soon, which means we need donated art!
How to Donate.
Bring art on Sunday and leave it (labeled) in the office. Art should be valued at $50 or more. We would like for the donors to fill out a piece of paper with their name, phone and/or email, and offer any info they have about the piece including purchase price or current value. The committee will decide which pieces to use for the dash, so if you would like your piece back if we can’t use it, let us know. As with all donations to the church for fundraisers – we want the good stuff! We would like art that is interesting or beautiful, and in excellent condition.
What is the ART DASH?
We are providing an opportunity for you to claim your own very special work of art through the Art Dash—40 lucky participants will draw for the right to choose from works donated by NUUC artists and collectors. Art Dash tickets are $40 each and can be purchased through Auctria (see below) or at the Art Dash bourse table on Sundays. Proceeds from the ticket sales go to funding the Northwoods Social, Economic and Environmental Justice ministry.
How does the Art Dash work? It’s simple…
- Art Dash tickets are sold.
- Tickets numbers are randomly drawn the night of the event.
- When their ticket number is called, ticket holders can pick a work of art from the donated collection, valued at $50 or more.
Arts in Action is a fundraiser with art, music, and food that supports local charities. It is an event you don’t want to miss.
More Information About ARTS IN ACTION
Our Reproductive Justice team delivered the March 28, 2021 Sunday service. To meet the team and watch the portions of the service, visit click below to see
Reflections by the Reproductive team:
The Reproductive team is also watching and advocates for and against particular abortion bills, offered the UUA Reproductive Justice curriculum, hosted book, movie and documentary discussions related to Reproductive Justice, and continue to advocate and learn. The Lilith Fund and the Houston Support Access network have been our Share the Plate recipients.
Songs for the service were written and performed by Northwoods Musicians.
Millbend Coffeehouse Concerts
Millbend Coffeehouse is a non-profit venue hosted by Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Church. Open the 2nd Saturday of every month, with occasional extra concerts, we are dedicated to bringing the finest in national and local acoustic/folk songwriters and performers to our informal and intimate setting. We are a smoke free and family friendly environment. In our relaxed atmosphere you can meet the entertainers and obtain copies of the hard to find CDs of these fine performers.
Suggested donations vary. All profits from the gate go to local charities/causes — which are determined by audience vote at each concert, with the winners announced at the Intermission.
Visit the Millbend Coffeehouse website for information on performers and tickets.