Our work for a better world calls us to unexpected places as we harness love’s power to stop oppression. From grassroots community organizing to interfaith state, national and corporate advocacy; in protest marches, prayer vigils, and press conferences; in homeless shelters and in prisons, Unitarian Universalists put our faith into action.

Part of our work includes community initiatives like these:

Ongoing Community Care Opportunities

  • Kearney Center

    Kearney Center

    The Kearney Center provides 24-hour comprehensive emergency services to individuals experiencing or on-the-verge of experiencing homelessness within the Big Bend (8-county) region. This facility serves as a point of entry into assistance by coordinating services and responding to the immediate needs of individuals and families until appropriate permanent housing can be arranged. “Our mission is…

  • Manna on Meridian

    Manna on Meridian

    UUCT is one of five churches on Meridian Road that participate in supporting the food pantry distribution program of Manna on Meridian. These churches all support the philosophy of Manna on Meridian: no forms to fill out, no income requirements—just bags of nutritional food offered for those in need. The assistance provided by Manna helps hundreds of hungry…

Recent Community Care Opportunities

  • Got Fabric?

    Got Fabric?

    The Pillow Pals of Monticello are always on the lookout for colorful fabric to be made into pillow covers for the patients receiving treatments at the two cancer centers in Tallahassee and in Thomasville. Also, we need old, clean bed sheets, either white or pastel, for the pillows. If you know anyone who is trying…

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  • Hunger Is No Game

    Hunger Is No Game

    Prices of food are going up and it is no surprise that there is a startling increase in people coming to Manna on Meridian each month. Not long ago volunteers bagged and distributed under 200 kitchen staples. Now almost 300 neighbors arrive on the third Saturday of every month. The number of people who cannot…

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  • The Coffee Lady

    The Coffee Lady

    “We all need a chance to get our feet under us in the morning.” Kathryn Schroeder, told me as she explained why four days a week she serves coffee to 300-400 people at the Kearney Center. People tell her often, “You’re making my day bearable.” About four years ago Kathryn began working in the Kearney…

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    Before you head to the garbage can, think about repurposing your discarded items.  Many local organizations and businesses can find a use for common things that we see as trash. Empty medicine bottles, egg cartons, and packing materials are just some of the items that can be repurposed locally. In addition to keeping trash out of our…

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