UCN acts directly to live our principle of “justice, equity, and compassion in human relationships.” Through the Share the Plate program UCN supports, with monthly donations from offerings, humanitarian and social justice programs in the greater Milwaukee community, other Wisconsin communities, nationally and internationally. Each month, fifty percent of the cash and fifty percent of checks written to UCN with the caption “Sharing the Plate” are donated to a non-profit program that is advocating for humanitarian and social justice issues. Candidates are nominated by a member or friend of the congregation, then approved by our Social Justice Committee.
The Social Justice Committee is pleased to announce that the Port Fish will be our Share the Plate recipient for the months of November-December. Port Fish, located just north of Port Washington, is concerned about our current and future food supply. They are exploring alternative methods of aquaponics and hydroponics.
With climate change upon us it is important to explore and learn new ways to grow food year round and in a sustainable manner. They are in an awareness and education phase of how to grow for the future. New agriculture methods will provide food for the future, which is a valuable and important part of the sustainability of future generations. Their mission is in alignment with our Seventh Principle of “Respect for the interdependence web of all existence of which we are a part” and the sixth Source “to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.” Our congregation has been certified as a Green Sanctuary.
The facility at 3781 County Road KW in Knellsville is open to the public.
All of us are aware of non-profit organizations that are doing important work in addressing the significant social problems we face here in southeastern Wisconsin and beyond. Please consider nominating an organization that you feel is a worthy recipient. To do so, please obtain a form from the Social Justice mailbox in the office or contact Jean Woodmansee at firstname.lastname@example.org send a form via email.