The Practice of Generosity: Second Sunday Plates in 2021–2022
Rev. Beth Chronister
Each month of the church year, we dedicate a plate to justice and service organizations doing good work in the Puget Sound region and beyond. Sometimes, we raise funds to give to existing partners or budding partnerships within our justice program such as with Lake City Partners Ending Homelessness and La Resistencia. Other times, we are responding to an immediate need such as the Afghan Relief Fund organized by the Muslim Association of Puget Sound this past September.
This year, UUC collectively raised $63,800 through our Second Sunday Plate Program and Teen Feed Holiday Collection, That is something to celebrate! Thank you for your generosity.
The UUC Social Justice Steering Committee, which coordinates Second Sunday Plates has also been exploring what it means to engage in anti-racist giving through our shared giving. One of the priorities we have focused on is giving to organizations that are led by people of the global majority, particularly Black and Indigenous peoples. As a team, we are engaging in reflections about reparative justice and how this might inform our giving patterns as a community. We look forward to continuing this reflection within the UUC community.
Second Sunday Plates, 2021–22
September: Afghan Relief Fund $14,350
October: Real Rent Duwamish $2,530
November: Lake City Partners Ending Homelessness $8,900
December: Teen Feed Holiday Collection $2,670
January: Africatown Community Land Trust $9,270
February: Creative Justice $3,000
March: La Resistencia $4,870
April: United Churches Emergency Fund $4,850
May: Green Buildings Now! $12,400