June 2021 Featured Partner of the Month

Neighborhood Sun is pleased to announce that the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia (UUCC) is our Premier Partner for June. UUCC has worked with Neighborhood Sun since our inception to help promote local renewable energy. Over 60 families from the congregation have already signed up with us, and most recently, the Owen Brown Interfaith Center, which UUCC co-owns, has also signed with Neighborhood Sun.

UUCC is a vibrant and welcoming community with a wide variety of programs and services, including Sunday services (currently via Zoom), pastoral care, Religious Education for children, youth, and adults, and an outstanding music program. UUCC has a strongly rooted commitment to social issues, with teams actively engaged in racial justice, LGBTQ+ justice, immigration, food insecurity, protecting democracy, and of course, the climate crisis!

Rev. Paige Getty, Minister of UUCC, says, “Our commitment to addressing the climate crisis is grounded in the seven principles of Unitarian Universalism, especially those that call us to affirm and promote justice, equity, and compassion in human relations (2nd principle) and respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part (7th principle).”

Under the leadership of the Climate Crisis Team, UUCC has initiatives not only for Renewable Energy (including Neighborhood Sun), but also for other critical climate issues. Advocating for environmental justice, encouraging a plant-rich diet, reducing food waste, encouraging use of regenerative agriculture and landscaping, reducing use of plastics, reducing overconsumption, advocacy for women and girls worldwide, and advocacy for climate issues at the local, state, and federal level. For more information about UUCC’s climate projects, please email [email protected].

Check out UUCC’s services at 10am (Eastern) on Sundays via Zoom! “Whoever you are, wherever you’re from, whomever you love, and whatever your faith tradition, you are welcome at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia.” Learn more about UUCC.

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