The Shared Plate team (Jessie Gower, Neva Allen, and David Smith) has reviewed the nominations and selected ten organizations to receive a portion of Sunday service collections between July 2017 and June 2018. The list below includes brief descriptions of first-time recipients.

 

July/August: Belfast Senior Center (a place for senior citizens to meet for companionship and activities. This organization supports the inherent worth and dignity of every person, as well as UU principles 2,3,6 and 7.)

September: Restorative Justice

October: Window Dressers

November: GBAM Food Cupboard

December: Interfaith Fuel Fund

January: Literacy Volunteers (provides 1-1 literacy tutoring to adults from a diversity of backgrounds with a diversity of needs; its growing outreach capacity, in partnership with other services and agencies, aims to alleviate one of the causes and effects of generational poverty in Waldo County. Supports UU principles 1,2, and 4.

February: Game Loft

March: MUUSAN (Established in 2012, the Maine Unitarian Universalist State Advocacy Network identifies legislative bills that are in alignment with or in opposition to our UU principles, tracks them, and keeps us informed at key times. Supports all seven UU principles.)

April: Safe Passage

May: Black Lives UU (provides information, resources and support for Black UUs and works to increase visibility and expand the roles of Black UUs within the faith)

June: Peace Ridge Sanctuary (an 800 acre sanctuary where abused and neglected farm animals are cared for with compassion and love, and can live out their natural lives in a beautiful, safe environment. Supports principles 2, 6, and 7)