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  • Our church offers many ways to live out our principles. Our Kid’s Café list sponsored by the Interfaith Federation of Greater Baton Rouge has been completely filled Thanks to you. The wrapped, labeled, gifts are to be turned in no later then Sunday, December 9th. 

 

  • Orders for pecans and pecan candies for the holidays from the Southern Alternative Cooperative (SAAC) can now be placed online at www.shop.uusc.orgby clicking under "Shop with compassion" on the right sidebar. Located in rural southwest Georgia, SAAC is a Unitarian Universalist Service Committee Fair Trade partner and is the only African American-owned pecan-shelling facility in the United States and is run by women. Fair trade is a set of principles and practices that more equitably distributes wealth and provides producers and farmers with a living wage. Supporting Fair Trade is central to UUSC's commitment to strengthening human rights and dignity for workers in the global economy. Orders from SAAC are typically received from five to seven days, so order early for delivery before Christmas.

 

  • Our final volunteer project for the year is service at the St. Vincent de Paul Dining room on Wednesday, December 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Sign-up continues at the Adult Activities Table in the breeze way through Sunday, December 9th. It is an opportunity to serve the noontime meal provided by SVDP to needy families and homeless individuals in our community along with other UU volunteers. Email rcureau@cox.net if you would like to augment community volunteers serving mid-day meals at SVDP during the Christmas holidays, or if high schoolers need to earn volunteer hours on weekends or during the holidays.

 

  • The surplus of turkey, sides, and desserts from our bounteous Thanksgiving Dinner helped supplement a noonday meal at the Holy Grill. Ample thanks to Dottie Kelly and other kitchen helpers who packaged the food, and to Dottie and Maggie Brolin for making the early Monday morning delivery. The Holy Grill is a project of the Interfaith Federation of Greater Baton Rouge, which welcomes such contributions in support of its much-needed food service in the Zion City area of North Baton Rouge.

 

  • Many thanks for your generous donations of staple items for Thanksgiving meals for those served by the Baton Rouge Food Bank. The need to assist the Food Bank in its mission of providing food for those in need in our community and surrounding areas is ongoing, so please continue to bring staple items for our Food Cart located in the breeze way.