Economic Justice Ministry

Service, Education, Witness, Advocacy, and Justice opportunities at UUCA

1st, 3rd Monday of the Month Meal Service - Join us November 6 and 20, 4-6pm, at the La Palma Park Check In Center as we serve dinner to clients of the Check In Center. The Check In Center is just north of La Palma Park in Anaheim, between the Salvation Army thrift store and the Crown Motel on La Palma Parkway between Harbor Blvd. & Lemon St.

3rd Sunday Share the Plate - Every 3rd Sunday we split the offertory 50/50, excluding pledges or other specifically earmarked funds, with a non profit. On November 19, we will Share the Plate with Mazon. Mazon promotes access to more nutritious food in food banks and the emergency food network; supports advocacy and public policy efforts to protect and strengthen the government food and nutrition programs; and provides funding to a range of anti-hunger organizations including food banks, legal-service organizations, statewide coalitions and advocacy groups.

Economic Justice sermon - December 17 - Angel Mayfield. On months with a 5th Sunday we will hear from a speaker on an Economic Justice related topic.

Monday Night Meetings - UUCA supports several homelessness advocacy groups by providing a meeting space. 
  • The Anaheim Poverty Task Force, which now meets at 6:15pm on the 3rd Monday, advocated for the creation of Orange County's 1st year round shelter & multi service center, Bridges at Kraemer Place. They are now advocating for county funding for enough permanent supportive & affordable housing to meet the needs of people experiencing homelessness. The APTF is an interfaith group supported by Orange County Congregation Community Organization (OCCCO). 
  • The People's Homeless Task Force, which meets from 4-6pm on the Monday before each Anaheim City Council meeting, is a group of Anaheim residents concerned about the dramatic increase of people experiencing homelessness. They are advocating not only for permanent supportive & affordable housing as a long term solution, but also for short term basic services such as potable water, sanitation, and a safe place to sleep for individuals experiencing homelessness.
  • Summer of the People, which meets on Monday or Tuesday (see flier for schedule) at 6:15pm, consists of representatives from homelessness advocacy groups throughout Orange County. Since December is when the OC Board of Supervisors decide next year's budget priorities, the coalition decided to pack the OC Board of Supervisors chamber at their November 14 meeting to demand basic human rights for people experiencing homelessness, and to secure a permanent funding stream for permanent supportive & affordable housing in the County. This action took place during National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week. 
Come join us on Tuesdays (schedules vary) at either the Anaheim City Council meetings (5pm, 200 S. Anaheim Blvd.) or the Orange County Board of Supervisors (9am, 333 W. Santa Ana Blvd., Santa Ana) as we advocate for meaningful change. You can speak during public comments if you'd like, or just show up in your yellow Standing on the Side of Love t-shirt, available at the UUA Bookstore - . 

Be sure to follow UUCA Economic Justice Ministry on Facebook & Twitter!

Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California 


The Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice, a joint venture of the UUA and the UUSC, has service and educational opportunities for youth, college students, and adults:
  • Experiential Learning Journeys: Our transformative journeys to Haiti, Mexico, India, and several U.S. locations will introduce you and your congregation to the justice work of UUA and UUSC partners, and help you make the connection to struggles in your own community.
  • Youth Justice Training: We’re adding new trainings each year! Our high school youth gain inspiration through a terrific combination of justice theory and hands-on experience with our partners. This summer we’ll be in Boston, New Orleans, and Seattle, with a daylong intro session at UUA General Assembly in Providence.
  • Global Justice Internships: College-age young adults get powerful, summer-long placements with UUA and UUSC partners around the world and receive lots of support for faith development and vocational discernment. We’ll place 20 young-adult interns this summer! 

Linda Lehnkering,
Nov 19, 2017, 8:34 AM