Category: Justice

REUSE, RECYCLE, REPURPOSE

Before you head to the garbage can, think about repurposing your discarded items.  Many local organizations and businesses can find a use for common things that we see as trash. Empty medicine bottles, egg cartons, and packing materials are just some of the items that can be repurposed locally. In addition to keeping trash out of our

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To the Congregation: An Appreciation

Allies for Racial Equity, ARE@UUCT, thanks the congregation for engaging with the 8th Principle over the past nine months. We thank UUCT members for adopting the principle as a congregation at the Annual Meeting on May 22. Quite a few other congregations adopted the principle in May, with the total number of adoptions by UU

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Beyond Welcome Discussion Series

Rev. Holly Brown and Robin Gray invite you to join in any or all of five sessions to inspire building the Beloved Community in our midst. Saturdays at 2:00 PM – May 7 to June 4, UUCT Campus Wednesdays at 6:30 PM – May 11 to June 8, Zoom Each session will require only about

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Dreaming of Change

“The world changes according to the way people see it, and if you alter, even by a millimeter, the way a person looks or people look at reality, then you can change the world.” James Baldwin Sometimes we change and the church has not kept pace with us. Many of us have been changed by

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Why We Should Adopt the 8th Principle as It Is Written

At our annual Congregational Meeting on May 22nd, UUCT members will vote on adopting the 8th Principle: “We, the members of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tallahassee, covenant to affirm and promote: journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions

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Where Would the 8th Principle Reside After We Adopt It?

Some churches, such as First Unitarian Church of Portland, Oregon, reference the seven principles in their bylaws, listing each one. So, they will amend their bylaws to speak to eight principles. UUCT does not currently include the 7 UU Principles in our bylaws, nor do we mention them. Other churches adopted the 8th Principle as

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How do we dismantle racism in our church?

Allies for Racial Equity is a UUCT advocacy group whose mission calls us to “confront and dismantle racism and racial inequality in ways that are accountable.”  How can we do this? I don’t pretend to give a complete answer. I can list some of the actions of other UU churches, along with a few of

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Share the Plate with Rethink Energy Florida

ReThink Energy Florida is a nonprofit whose mission is to engage, educate, and empower Floridians to take action and achieve a just transition to clean energy for a healthier, more sustainable environment through youth education, adult engagement and community organizing. This year, in addition to our usual programs, such as our Energy Camp and the advocacy

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