We are a group of diverse interests whose focus is Social Justice as it relates to our Unitarian Principals. We seek to engage our congregation and the greater community in issues that pursue justice and equality for all people and our environment. We are advocates in clean water and water justice, women’s health and equality, fair wage, immigration, equitable healthcare for all, hunger, poverty, Black Lives Matter, education, gun violence and LGBTQ Equality and Rights.
We meet on the 2nd Sunday of every month (except July) at 12:15pm in Room C (across from the Church Office). Meetings are open to all.
Our current work is engaged in fair and open elections. We do not take a political side, but believe that as citizens of this community we have an obligation to engage in our civic duty. We have a number of people who are engaged in helping get people registered to vote in our November elections. See The Get Out the Vote events below or email us at northwestGOTV@gmail.com.
Upcoming Events All events, unless otherwise noted, take place at Northwest UU Church, and are open to everyone.
Get Out the Vote Drive... it's not too late Our 2018 Get Out the Vote Committee is looking for volunteers! You are asked to: * Mail out post cards to ten (10) acquaintances, encouraging them to vote. (Post cards will be provided.) * Follow up with at least five (5) of your contacts and discuss why it's important to vote. * If possible, offer a ride to the polls for at least one would-be voter. If you can help, contact northwestGOTV@gmail.com
November Plate Collection Half of the plate collections during the month of November will go to the Metro Detroit UU Anti-Racism Project to support their very important work. To give, text 248-574-8034with your desired contribution + plate (example: 10 plate )
Congregations for Coats During the month of November, bring new or gently used coats to NWUU. Coats will be distributed throughout Metro Detroit. See more information below.
Thanksgiving Baskets Packing Sunday, November 18, 12 noon Bring non-perishable food and help pack our Thanksgiving Food Baskets for needy Southfield families.
Other Community Events
Congregations for Coats Help those who need coats! During November you are invited to bring new or gently used coats to participating congregations throughout Southfield. Coats will be distributed throughout Metro Detroit. Participating Congregations include: First Baptist Church of Detroit (Southfield) Peace Lutheran Congregation Shaarey Zedek St David's Episcopal Church Northwest Unitarian Universalist Covenant Presbyterian Church of the Transfiguration St. John's Armenian Emmanuel Lutheran Sponsored by Lift Up Southfield, a Southfield Interfaith organization, Friends of the Southfield Police and Central Transport Trucking. Liftupsouthfield.org
South Oakland Shelter Birmingham Unitarian Church November 4 - November 11
The Birmingham Unitarian Church (BUC) will be providing a week-long "home" for South Oakland Shelter guests. SAVE THE DATES to volunteer! Volunteers provide shelter, beds, food, rides to and from BUC, entertainment, and general good cheer. This large social action event requires many hands and we are reaching out to our friends in the Southeast Michigan Unitarian Universalist community. For more information, contact Liz Buckner, firstname.lastname@example.org. The Birmingham Unitarian Church is located at 38651 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills 48304.
The ACLU People Power Action Committee meets the 2nd Saturday of every month at 3:00 p.m. at NWUU.
Sponsored by the NWUU Social Justice, Action, and Outreach Committee.