On September 18, our Special Collection sponsored by Advocates for Social Justice will replenish WUUC’s Black Student and Families Fund (BSAFF). This money, along with WUUC volunteers, assists families of students in the Northshore School District (especially those living at Greenleaf, a subsidized housing community) with a variety of needs – from essentials like food, shelter, and monthly bills, to community organizing, leadership development, and support for future dreams including college and career development. Your contributions will fund programs and services with the goal of providing a safe environment for students to explore and express their identity as they navigate the racial constructs of their world. This past August the fund supported the second annual Roots Summer Circle and Community Camp. It took place every Tuesday at the Bothell United Methodist Church, which has generously provided space and other support for Greenleaf families in partnership with WUUC.

Keep your eyes peeled for more information by email and during church announcements for the Social Justice Fair on Sunday, October 2 after the service. Members and friends will have the opportunity to learn more about ways to get involved with our social justice ministries and vote for our 2023 Special Collections recipients.

The ASJ Committee thanks WUUC members and friends for their generous support of our monthly special collections, which take place during services on the third Sunday of every month. Instructions for giving are posted during the service, and you can also donate anytime the following week at https://onrealm.org/wuuc/-/give/now, or by sending a check to WUUC at P.O. Box 111, Woodinville, WA 98072. Please make checks out to WUUC and write “ASJ Special Collection” in the notes.