Social Action News – January 2020

Just One Thing On January 12, the second Sunday of the month, there will be a collection for the Survival Center. During these cold winter months, hearty meat soups and stews are among the first things that people seek. For non-meat eaters, bean-based soups and stews are needed. Additionally, cat food is needed. As always, anything that you donate is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your continuing support of our neighbors in need.

Community Potluck with Lucio and his family Monday, January 13, 5:30 p.m. at First Church (Amherst) in lower level dining room. Bring food to share and stay to help clean up. Speaker Patricia Hynes, Director of Traprock Center for Peace and Justice, will have a presentation with visuals about how climate change is driving people from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras from their homes to the Mexico/US border. Enter through lower rear (Not Bread Alone) door. Parking directly behind church off Spring St. and in Amherst College lot across that street.

SANCTUARY Due to the community potluck, our UU Society is not needed to provide supper on January 13 for Lucio and his children. But we are looking for one more person for Thursday, January 16, to help another UU provide supper for Lucio and three of his children.

36th MLK, Jr Community Breakfast Saturday, January 18 at 9:00 a.m. Amherst Regional Middle School, Chestnut St., Amherst. Speakers, great music and awards. Let’s make a big UU presence and form a table of UUs. $12.00 each.

For more information on any of these activities or to volunteer, please contact Mary Beth Seminario, mbsem-at-comcast, or 253-0894.

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