Half Portion for Social Action
AUUF commits to supporting love and justice in the wider community and wider world through the Half Portion for Social Action. Every Sunday service collection is divided, with half of the unpledged, unrestricted money supporting the fellowship and half going to a specified charitable organization.
Half Portion recipients are comprised of 12 non-profit groups -- a different one each month. The Half Portion Team -- part of the AUUF Social Action Council, manages the selection process. This process usually includes receiving nominations for proposed recipients from the congregation in September and October, forming a ballot of 20 possible recipients, and online voting for finalists by members in November. The AUUF Minister's Caring Fund is supported by collections on the fifth Sunday on months that have five Sundays.
Note: If you contribute your pledge by placing it in the offering basket, please be sure to mark the Memo line on the check as "PLEDGE" or put payment in a sealed envelope clearly marked as PLEDGE. Otherwise half of your check will be a Social Action donation.
ANCHORAGE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP HALF PORTION FOR SOCIAL ACTION
2023 MONTHLY SCHEDULE From the Social Action Council
January REFUGEE ASSISTANCE AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES
Early scheduling due to urgent need presented by the influx of refugees
from multiple crises in the world
February JUSTICE ORGANIZING INTERFAITH NETWORK (JOIN)
World Interfaith Harmony Week is observed in the first week of February every
year from February 1 to 7.
March PAYMENT IN LIEU OF TAXES (PILOT)
Early scheduling to prepare for presentation of payment to the Municipality
April CITIZENS CLIMATE EDUCATION
Earth Day is Saturday, April 22, 2023.
May FACING FOSTER CARE IN ALASKA
May is National Foster Care month, a time to recognize that we can each play a
part in enhancing the lives of youth in foster care.
June IDENTITY, INC
June is Pride Month to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan, a tipping
point in the movement for LGBT+ rights.
July PLANNED PARENTHOOD
Planned Parenthood et al v. State of Alaska, July 22, 2016, is a victory for abortion
August ALASKA SEEDS OF CHANGE
Saturday, August 12, 2023 is International Youth Day, a time devoted to youth
empowerment, the central mission of Alaska Seeds of Change.
September FOOD BANK OF ALASKA
National Food Bank Day is Friday, September 1, 2023.
October ANCHORAGE COALITION TO END HOMELESSNESS
World Homeless Day is Tuesday, October 10, 2023.
November ALASKA LITERACY PROGRAM
November is National Family Literacy Month, which celebrates the work literacy
programs do to empower families.
December ALASKA INNOCENCE PROJECT
On December 17, 2015, the convictions of the Fairbanks Four were vacated after
18 years in prison for murder.