Helping Our Community
The Joint Urban Ministry Project (JUMP)
The First UU Society joins 25 Chittenden County faith communities in the Joint Urban Ministry Project (JUMP) to provide funds for food, transportation, utilities, laundry, and clothing and to supply bags of food and personal items to JUMP clients. The First UU Society commits volunteers for the drop-in center, board and committee members to run it, and financial contributions to meet increasing client needs.
Socially Responsible Santa
In early December, every year we take a special collection for Socially Responsible Santa. Members of the Justice & Outreach ministry receive referrals from congregation members and friends and deliver cash gifts to families/individuals in need. We believe that by giving a cash gift we are empowering people to decide for themselves what kinds of Christmas gifts they wish to give and receive.