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The First Parish Social Action program engages 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
Social Action Programs of First Parish in Concord and also regional, national, and international UU social action entities in the Greater UU world engage congregants in many different types of social justice action and advocacy. For 2021, we are following last year’s focus on election with a pledge to continue work relevant to racial justice. 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 and UUs in general 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org or any of the current social action leaders of our Social Action Programs.
Social Action Manager
We welcomed Adrienne 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 another large UU church. 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.
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.