Social Justice Coordinating Committee

    ... and service is its prayer.

We live out our covenant of love by working for social justice. Over twenty U.U.C.F. congregants are active members of our SJ Committee, and most of the members of our church participate in Social Justice projects through donations of their time and money. Among the ongoing activities of the Social Justice Committee are:

Monthly Social Justice Collections


On the second Sunday of every month, the UU Church of Fresno supports a local organization that is making the world a better place. Over the past 6 years, we have donated over $100,000 to these groups.
Contact: Steve Sacks This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Monthly Hot Meals at the Hotel Californian

On the third Monday of the month, members of the church prepare and serve a meal for the residents of the hotel who have no cooking facilities.
Contact: Sean Clines  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

MELLA HOUSE:  All Church Social Justice Project

In 2006 the church adopted Mella House as an all church social justice program. We reach out to other committees and Spiritual Quest groups to consider an activity or project during the year. Mella is a residential treatment center under Westcare for women and their small children. The women may be receiving substance abuse and addiction treatment, anger management, parenting classes, and more. The church is a regular presence with monthly  birthday parties, special activities including trips to the zoo, Christmas presents and other services for both the women and children.
Contact: Karen Goodman This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Third Sunday Food Offering Please bring your donations for the community in need surrounding Wesley United Methodist Church and the families staying at Children's Hospital.  Check out THIS LINK for items needed. 
Contact:Steve Sacks This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Earth Day Celebration

Our committee in conjunction with our Green Sanctuary Committee coordinates Earth Day activities at our church for the metropolitan Fresno area encouraging respect for our environment.
Contact: Connie Young This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Prison Ministry

Our committee supports the inherent worth and dignity of prisoners in Avenal and Chowchilla prisons through various activities such as counseling and an annual goodie bag collection of personal items serving over 3,000 women prisoners annually.
Contact: Maria Telesco This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Social Justice Film Series

We present film series focused on significant social justice issues. Recent films have focused on the environment, the energy crisis, water conservation, industrial/factory farming, genetically modified foods, the Economic Crash and the role of corporations, ethical eating, and Immigration.
Contact: David and Glenda Roberts This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Thanks for helping to make the world a better place! -- from Your Social Justice Coordinating Committee 


Associated Groups:  We work with and support:

The Fresno Center for Nonviolence Stone Soup
Fresno Multifaith Exchange Peace Fresno
Safe PFLAG
The Interfaith Alliance of Central California Fresno Metro Ministry
The Interfaith Social Justice Collaborative Central Valley Counter Recruitment Coalition

Follow these links for more information about these groups. To learn more about the social justice work in our congregation or to find out how you can help us make the world a more just and peaceful place, please contact Steve Sacks , Social Justice Committee Chair. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.