The Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst devotes each month from autumn into spring to a new Dedicated Offering (DO) recipient, whose representative speaks to us on the first Sunday. We split every Sunday’s offering plate 50/50 with the recipient organization. This move symbolizes the solidarity we feel with the organizations we choose to support, and it gives us all more opportunities to contribute. As always, please specify whether the funds you send to the office or by PayPal are for the plate, your pledge, or some other purpose.

This year, we extended our May Dedicated Offferings, for Razom, into the month of June. Razom means “together” — this organization began as a means to support those who gathered for months in Maidan Square in Kyiv in the winter of 2013/2014. In NYC, a handful of organizers with deep ties to Ukraine decided to form the organization to continue the important work started on the Maidan, to build a community for a more prosperous and democratic Ukraine.