XCovid-19:Important Updates for Worship, Church Operations and Staying ConnectedRead more

Mission & Social Justice Committee

Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow's cause.  — Isaiah 1:17

The Missions Committee makes visible to the congregation the worldwide interconnectedness of the body of Christ. We believe that God calls us to love and care for our neighbors near and far, and to share our abundance with them. The Committee disperses a yearly budget to national and international bodies of the UCC and educates the congregation about the work of these bodies. We also share our resources with various local nonprofit organizations and ministries. We encourage individuals to participate in supporting these partnerships with both funds and volunteer involvement.

Contact: 
Alice Kidder

Latest Mission & Social Justice Committee News

Ways to Help
Posted: Mar 26 2020 - 3:41pm

Looking for ways to support our community during this unprecedented time of need? The Missions and Social Justice Committee has compiled and vetted a short list of organizations looking for assistance to aid in their work in the COVID-19 response - locally, regionally, and internationally.

Organizations looking for monetary donations:

Cambridge Mayor's Emergency Fund 

Cambridge Community Foundation

Black Lives Matter Boston, which is funding emergency needs of members of the community, including rent and food 

Food for Free 

Greater Boston Food Bank 

American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, which funds several hospitals and clinics in Palestine 

Volunteer needs:
A note on volunteering at this time: needs for volunteers are changing daily, as organizations respond to this fast-changing crisis while still protecting the critical need for social distancing. If you engage in volunteer activities, please continue to consider carefully how best to keep yourself and your community safe. We all depend on each other, now more than ever. Click here for up to date information on volunteer needs in Cambridge. 

Looking for ways to support our community during this unprecedented time of need? The Missions and Social Justice Committee has compiled and vetted a short list of organizations looking for assistance to aid in their work in the COVID-19 response...

In response to the Coronavirus outbreak, the Shelter has expanded into Sage Hall to allow for greater social distancing, and is now open to guests around the clock, thanks to additional funding from the Commonwealth. They would very much welcome...