Saturday, June 27, 2009

Another GA Question

I was also wondering, does the UUA have a service project available for attendees? It seems like a great way to live our values by giving back to the host community.

6 comments:

Robin Edgar said...

U*U GA attendees gave back to the host community by roaring with laughter at a wordplay "joke" which suggested that Mormons are morons.

No joke. . .

plaidshoes said...

I had already read that post and it really bothered me. I never find it funny to make fun of other people's beliefs. I am sure we wouldn't laugh so much if the role was reversed. I may not agree, but it doesn't mean I have the right to make fun of someone else.

Dan said...

Two service projects, actually. Collection will be taken for Utah Pride Center at Sunday worship. Also, there was a public witness action for immigrants' rights. Coverage of rally is here. Also, the Salt Lake City LGBT community (and allies) was invited to the Prom for All last night.

plaidshoes said...

I am glad to read that. I was hoping that we do something for the community!

Chalicechick said...

Those are pretty disappointing as service projects go as they are so political, not that I don't support the basic goals.

In previous GAs I've attended, there has been an actual charity project. In St. Louis I think it was a program for inner-city youth.

CC

plaidshoes said...

ChaliceChick - you are right about St. Louis. It was a group called Lift for Life. But everytime I walked by thier group in the assembly hall, hardly anyone was there.

I tend to aim high and always wish we would do some huge group work. With all those volunteers, it seems like we could really do something impressive. Not only would it benefit the community, but build more relationships within our group. Not to mention actually, really living out our principles. Can you imagine the impression we could make and all the people we would touch!