The First Parish Social Action program engages First Parish members, friends and neighbors in deepening our understanding of social and environmental injustices, and opens our hearts and minds spiritually to act in support of those in need.
What We Do
First Parish in Concord has a number of Social Action Programs that engage congregants in many different types of social justice action and advocacy. For 2020 the main program that multiple groups are engaged in is UU the Vote. We also accept and manage funding requests for Share the Plate recipients.
There are many opportunities for the wider congregation and community to engage with social justice through education, films, panels, speakers, and direct action. We at First Parish in Concord believe that social action is a pillar of our community life and that doing this work is an inherently spiritual act.
Who We Are
Many congregants are active in making our Social Action community vibrant. To learn more about what we do, feel free to contact our Social Action Manager Adrienne Betancourt at Abetancourt@firstparish.org or any of the current social action leaders of our Social Action Programs.
Social Action Manager
We welcomed Adrienne Betancourt as the new Social Action Manager at First Parish in Concord on January 2, 2020. Adrienne came to us from the Washington, DC area where she was an active member of the Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church in Bethesda, Maryland. Over the past ten years she worked closely with their Social Justice Council and the Senior Minister to support and improve the social justice ministry work of this large UU congregation.
Adrienne has extensive experience in training, supporting, coordinating, and recognizing volunteers and developing leaders. Her decades working in the non-profit, university, college, and adult education arenas made her a good choice for First Parish in Concord. She is a native New Yorker whose Puerto Rican and Venezuelan heritage enrich the perspectives of our discussions and breadth of our work.