UUCHV, like many UU congregations, takes an offering every Sunday to help support our operating budget. We also give a portion of that money away every Sunday. We call this "Sharing the Plate". Each month, a local organization that works against oppression and inequality is chosen by the Social Justice Committee. The SJC makes sure all organizations chosen are using their donations wisely. Occasionally, someone from the organization will come and speak about the work they do.
Sharing the plate is a meaningful way for us to share what we have with others and to make sure we are putting not only our thoughts, prayers and hands, but also our money, where our mouths are.
During the month of November, UUCHV will “Share the Plate" with PrideWorks. Each year, over 500 professionals, parents, and students gather for PrideWorks, a conference for and about LGBTQ youth, their allies and the adults in their lives. Over 30 workshops and a keynote speaker are selected to fulfill the mission of the organization, to INFORM our communities about the realities of growing up gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender, to INSPIRE them to respect and support LGBTQ people, and to ADVOCATE for positive change. Participants come from Westchester, and surrounding counties, as well as NYC, Ct, and NJ to participate in and present an array of workshops, including: Being a Straight Ally, Healthy Relationships, Coming Out, Cyberbullying, Starting a Gay-Straight Alliance, Political Action & Advocacy, and more. PrideWorks could not happen without the help of our many volunteers and donors. For more information, or to find out how you can help, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 914-281-1634, or visit the website: www.prideworksforyouth.org
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Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Hudson Valley 2021 Albany Post Road PO Box 117 Croton-on-Hudson NY 10520