SEE Justice

Social, Environmental, and Econmic Justice
SEE Justice Ministry at Northwoods

Northwoods is a congregation that welcomes all, and we believe we have a unique role to play in the greater community. We will focus on how to use Northwoods’ liberal and welcoming qualities to identify needs and to reach out in tangible and needed ways.

Mission: To recognize and acknowledge the social, environmental and economic injustices around us and to utilize the bountiful talents and time of our giving congregation to mitigate those wrongs.
• Fostering an awareness of the injustices of our society and providing a platform for those who want to make a difference.
• Reaching out as a congregation to assist those in need


See Justice Chair Needed.

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Ongoing Projects:

Dream Scholarship Program

We’re making a difference in young lives. Northwoods offers scholarships to students at Lone Star Community College. Scholarships are made available by the generosity of individual donors. If you have questions or would like to contribute to the NUUC Dream Scholarship Program, contact Teresa Allen 281-350-3052.

Men’s Group

The NUUC Men’s Group is a way for men to form friendships and support each other. And here, we do that through substantial discussion and work. Come check us out for mutual support with a social conscience. If you’re interested, please contact David Shontz at [email protected] and let him know you are coming. The Men’s Group meets at various times throughout the month.

Northwoods as a Sanctuary

Parents and children are being separated at our borders. This practice is antithetical to all that is good and just. Many with compassion and love are anguishing with the thought, “What can I do?” Your SeeJustice ministry is trying to address this matter. An exploratory team has been formed to study the possibility of Northwoods becoming a sanctuary community. If you are interested in joining this effort please contact Greg McDonell, our soon to be new leader of SEE Justice. His contact info is; 512-577-2914 or [email protected]

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Honduras recipients of soccer shoes and equipment collected at Northwoods.

Shoes! Shoes! Shoes!
Used shoes are again being requested for children and adults in Roatan, Honduras. Donated shoes can be of any size or type, especially athletic shoes. Sports clothes and equipment will also be accepted. Donations will be taken to Honduras and sold by some of the island boys to learn accounting and book keeping and the funds will be used for a new animal shelter on the island.

Share the Plate: One Sunday a month, Northwoods donates plate collections to a local charity. All of the un-directed cash donations in the collection plate and all checks marked “Share the Plate” in the memo field are donated to a charity chosen by the Share the Plate Committee. To nominate a charity to be the recipient of our collections, contact the church office.

Food on the First:  Northwoods collects nonperishable foods on the first of every month.

Volunteer Opportunities: The SEE Justice group partners with local nonprofit organizations to offer various volunteer opportunities throughout the year.

Northwoods Stampede: Men of Northwoods are redefining an annual Northwoods tradition.  Contact David Shontz to find out the Stampede is charging towards social justice ([email protected]).

Northwoods Green Needs an Ambassador: Northwoods Green is a movement at Northwoods that initiates small acts of change that have a big impact on the environment. Do you have ideas on how recycling, reducing waste, or preserving water can be practical life habits? Do you have a passion for clean eating or reducing food waste? You are invited to share your passions with the Northwoods congregation. If we can focus on 1 or 2 projects we could make a big difference. Please contact Teresa Allen (832-515-0359) if you would like to lead us to a greener lifestyle.


SEE Justice (Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice) needs you! If you are interested in becoming involved, please contact Paul Nelson, the SEE Justice Ministry coordinator, at [email protected] for more details.

 

Coming up:

Date/Time Event
November 18
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Men's Group Meeting
Garden Room – Northwoods UU Church The Woodlands TX
November 24
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Special Adult Forum: After Tiller
Garden Room – Northwoods UU Church The Woodlands TX
December 01
9:00 am - 9:45 am
Monthly SEE Justice Meeting
Library – Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Church The Woodlands TX
December 01
9:45 am - 10:30 am
Food on the First!
Sanctuary – Northwoods UU Church The Woodlands Texas
December 01
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Special Adult Forum: Priority Myth
Library – Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Church The Woodlands TX