Community Offering Committee

The Community Offering Committee organizes donations to nonprofits that embody our congregation’s principles and allow us to practice generosity. Each month one organization is chosen to receive the full offering plate from the 3rd Sunday.

Contact: Marilyn Milne

To View Past Community Offerings, click here.

Interfaith Earthkeepers

Eugene/Springfield communities of faith committed to the care of God’s creation.

“The health of human communities is dependent upon the health of every interlocking piece of creation:  the forests, plains and oceans and all the creatures that inhabit them.  Let us go forward to live in right relationship with the whole of creation.”

Contact: Rouanna Garden

Website information: Ron Hess

UU Earth Action

UU Earth Action supports interaction within and outside UUCE to honor our Earth.  We are working with Youth, and with statewide UUs and other Faith Organizations, and other Environmental Groups,to decrease/or prevent  the use of fossil fuels.  We use music, lectures, movies, and interaction with our elected representatives to work toward our goals.  

Contact: Sue Craig

Oregon UU Voices for Justice

This a statewide advocacy network that mobilizes Unitarian Universalists and their congregations to work for public policies in the state of Oregon that embody our UU principles of justice, equity, compassion in human relations and global stewardship.

Contact: Sue Craig 

Conestoga Huts

The Conestoga Hut program is administered through St. Vincent DePaul. Businesses and religious organizations agree to provide housing for persons in transition by placing huts on their property. Here at UUCE, “we provide a safe, secure, stable environment for our Conestoga Hut residents.”

Contact:
Barb Prentice

Challenging Racism, Putting Love into Action

We work to help the church to become aware of and dismantle racism and systemic white privilege in our community, our state, our nation and our world.

Contact:
Katy Siepert

Quilting for a Cause

The quilters make blankets for children who are housed in the First Family Shelter run by Vincent DePaul.

Contact: Barbara Flitcroft


Food Justice

Purpose: To nourish others,  ourselves, and to sustain the earth.

Community Court

We make healthy sack lunches for participants in this restorative justice program, run by the city of Eugene. This program also offers walk-in services around veteran’s needs, mental health and substance abuse. Lunches are made at the UUCE kitchen and delivered to the downtown library on the 4th Friday of most months.

Contact: Berry Broadbent, 541-344-9037

Food Rescue at Food for Lane County 

We meet to repackage food donated to help those in our community experiencing food insecurity. Volunteers must be 14 years or older or 12-13 if accompanied by an adult.

We meet on the 4th Thursday if each month from 6:30-9:00 p.m. at Food for Lane County. 770 Bailey Hill Rd. Eugene

Contact: Berry Broadbent, 541-344-9037

Trillium Produce Plus

The purpose of the program is to provide high quality fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as bread, to people in need. Produce is provided free of charge to individuals and families who have incomes of less than 200% of the poverty level. Trillium Produce Plus happens on the First and third Tuesdays of the month from 3-6 in the East entrance at UUCE

Contact: Berry Broadbent, 541-344-9037

Seed to Supper

Another collaboration with Food For Lane County, Seed to Supper is a free, 6-week program that teaches participants how to grow healthy food on a budget. The course covers soil preparation, planting, watering,  harvesting and much more. Participants receive seeds, compost and other freebies.

Contact: Valerie Elliott


Health Care for All Oregon

This group works on behalf of all Oregonians to secure affordable health care. The group meets on the first Tuesday each month at the First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive St in Eugene. HCAO is a UUCE Justice Network sponsored volunteer organization.

Contact: Kathy Filip, 248-891-9890.

Interfaith Night Shelter Program for Families

This St. Vinnie-sponsored program provides temporary housing for families in need while faith-based organizations provide meals for one week at a time. For the second year in a row, UUCE served meals during the second week in January.

Contact: Barb Prentice 

Touchstone Tuesday Potlucks

A practice of generosity and hospitality held on the first Tuesday of every month. Attendees are invited to bring a dish to share and parents are welcome to bring children and take the evening off from cooking.

Contact: Lizzy Utterback

UU Refugee Sanctuary Project

The mission of the Refugee Sanctuary Project is to educate ourselves and the congregation about issues concerning refugees and immigrants; to provide direct aid to refugees in the Eugene-Springfield area; and to combat hate speech and Islamophobia.

Contact: Connie Newman