Phone: (225) 926.2291 8470 Goodwood Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Please read the Outreach Director and the Social Justice Director monthly reports in the newsletter (link on home page).
One of the goals of our Outreach program is to provide service to the community. Through organized service projects we assist community organizations and agencies in fulfilling their missions, while at the same time fulfilling our mission of service to the community and to those in need. Agencies and organizations served by volunteers through the years have included the Interfaith Federation’s Holy Grill, the Baton Rouge Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity, food services of St. Vincent de Paul, Habitat’s ReStore, and others. While these agencies are the beneficiaries of the service of our volunteers, volunteers also experience the joy and satisfaction of serving. It was evidenced, for example, in the cheerful greetings and exchanges as our volunteers served diners in a recent service at the St. Vincent de Paul Dining Room.It is also evidenced in the number of "repeaters" who respond to calls for volunteers, and in first-timers who look forward to the next volunteer opportunity.
And there is another benefit of volunteer service: the fun of working alongside fellow UUs. Volunteer service is often the occasion of meeting members for the first time, and often the beginnings of new and lasting friendships. I would venture that many of the long-time friendships in our church had just such beginnings - whether in a group community volunteer service projects, or within the church. Observing volunteers serving together on behalf of our church with cheerfulness and joy is one of my rewards for organizing service projects. Stay tuned for the next call for volunteers, and come join the fun of serving with fellow UUs. You may even meet a new friend.
For more information on any of the following projects please go to LEARN/Adult/All Programs.
Baton Rouge Food Bank
Save a Life - Be a Blood Donor
Red Stick Farmers Market
UUSC Coffee Project
Providing Training Space for Community Non-Profit Organizations
Annual Candlelight Vigil and Memorial for those Fallen in Iraq and Afghanistan
Camphor Memorial Methodist Church/Unitarian Church of Baton Rouge Partnership