Community Service Donations: One Sunday each month, we pass the plate not for the ongoing need to sustain our congregation but for the needs of others beyond our walls. We choose a non-profit, international, national or local, whose values are consistent with our own. Often a guest speaker from the non-profit comes to tell us about their activities.
Recent recipients of our Community Service Donations include:
Vashon: Vashon Food Bank, Vashon Kids (part of Vashon Youth and Family Services), Interfaith Council for the Prevention of Homelessness (Covid fund, general fund), DOVE Vashon, Vashon Household
Washington: Community Passageways, Northwest Community Bail Fund, Real Rent Duwamish, Washington Environmental Council, Church of the Indian Fellowship (Tacoma), Northwest Immigrant Rights, Seattle Indian Health Board
National: DRUUM (Diverse Revolutionary Unitarian Universalist Multicultural Ministries), TRUUsT (Transgender Religious UU professionals Together)
Community/Circle Dinners: We occasionally host community dinners to gather with new and old friends. Sign up for the newsletter for announcements about this, or check the Events Page.
Scholarship: We select a Vashon student each year as recipient of the Bernice Black Scholarship Fund. The scholarship is awarded to a student with an interest in a career in teaching or related fields.