Ways for UUCCH Members and Friends to Help in Our Community (Summer 2020) (Updated July 28, 2020)
Shirley Beleff Memorial Backpack Drive 2020 - This year we are donating to Tools for School, “a teen led initiative providing students in need with the necessary tools to succeed.” To read about this impressive group of young people, go to toolsforschool.org. Then click on “Make a Donation” to donate backpacks. $15 covers one backpack and the list goes up to 10 backpacks.
Unless you wish to honor someone else, please make your donation in honor of Shirley Beleff. Under address of person you are honoring, put UUCCH, ATTN: COW, 401 Kings Highway North, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034.
In addition to the backpack drive, UUCCH is still collecting for the Cherry Hill Food Pantry, SJ Mutual Aid Network, BookSmiles, and She Has a Name (SHAN) - Womyn & Religion.
We have compiled the full list of ways to participate in these opportunities in one central location. Please click the link or on the image above to read about them and then share widely! Thank you for your support!
Building Our Future Campaign Update (Updated 5/10/2020)
Looking for the Annual Giving 2020 Campaign? (Updated 4/17/2020)
Here is the new Giving page where you can pledge online, access and update Vanco, and more!
New Virtual 'Visitor Packet' (New 4/1/2020)
We miss seeing new faces at our Welcome table on Sundays, but we have come up with a Virtual Visitor Packet, including our visitor card, on our website at the new uucch.org/visitor page.
Fill out the form to opt in to the weekly Newsgram, to get more information, or to have our Minister or Director of Lifespan Faith Engagement reach out and contact you. We are so glad you found us!
New Online Giving Page
In this time of virtual services, we can also continue supporting our Split Plate Recipients, as well as stewardship, without leaving home. Check out our new online giving page for all of the options!
Covid Update: 3/13/2020
Beloved community requires both connection and keeping our people safe. Beginning this Sunday, we actively encourage all our members and friends to stay home, and watch the Sunday service on our Zoom link.
There is very clear evidence that our best defense against the COVID-19 "Corona" virus is to minimize personal contact. We can do our part to help our entire South Jersey community stay healthy by keeping a safe distance from other people until the danger has passed, which will likely be several weeks at least.
We have already started to live-stream our services, and that will continue, Our services are created by staff and members using safe social-distance and hygiene practices, and we will all do our parts to continue creating connection for everyone. Over the next week we will prepare special live-streamed offerings for families, and we are encouraging all our committees, teams and groups to suspend meetings, or to switch to using Zoom or another electronic distance meeting platform. We will offer technical assistance as possible, to support you to continue in community while staying safe and healthy.
Read the full email here.
Monitoring Coronavirus at UUCCH 3/6/2020
We sent an email on Friday, March 6th, detailing the current action plan at UUCCH. As of Tuesday, March 10th, all regularly scheduled meeting and events are still taking place, with the exception of Meitheal. Should UUCCH decide to close for any period of time, the information will be updated here.
The UUCCH Arboretum's 2nd Annual Meitheal dinner scheduled for March 21st has been cancelled. There is still an Arboretum cleanup scheduled for that day to get ready for the spring and summer months. You are welcome to join us that day for some outdoor activity!
Here is a press release from the UUA regarding the Coronavirus outbreak.