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Immigration Justice Statement as of 3-14-24 UU Fellowship Sussex County

Many parts of the world, and even at home, lack simple freedoms and the blessings of security, safety, and being with loved ones.

Threats of violence, oppression, extreme poverty, and imminent death force many individuals and families to make the difficult decision to leave their countries of origin to seek refuge in the United States.

With its long history of welcoming those in need, New Jersey leads the nation in percentage of people of immigrant heritage.

As Unitarian-Universalists, we seek to educate ourselves and others on immigration issues and advocate for legislation that accounts for the dignity of immigrants.

We envision immigrant families accessing the help they need without fear and needless family separations.

Unitarian-Universalists in New Jersey work through its affiliate, UU FaithAction NJ, to organize support for migrants with coalition partners for the dignity of migrant families in their journey to safety and freedom.

Unitarian Fellowship - Sussex County - Condemns Russian Invasion

The mission statement is inclusive of all of our UU principles as we work together putting those principles into action.  Each month we meet to share our concerns and gain an understanding of how we can help our towns, states, nation and world move closer toward a more just place for all creation to live.  
Our social action team works in conjunction with and supports the goals of UUFaithAction NJ five volunteer Task Forces:  Criminal Justice, Environmental Justice, Gun Violence Prevention, Immigration Reform, and Reproductive Justice. Current goals for task forces and contact information is available at
The UUFANJ Spring Gala is held annually and all UUFSC members are encouraged to gather with members from our sister UU Churches throughout NJ in support and recognition of all the volunteers' faithful work now and going forward. Registration is online at the UU Faith Action NJ website.

















Manna House:  Our volunteers prepare and serve lunch for approximately 50 needy people once a month. Manna House is located at the First Presbyterian Church in Newton. Lunch is served every Monday through Friday by volunteers from churches and organizations throughout the county. The food is provided by Manna House. We prepare and serve lunch one Friday a month. One of our members, Phil Schaming, maintains the Manna House website.

Family Promise:  The mission of Family Promise of Sussex County is to secure housing stability and sustainability for those in crisis...because everyone deserves a home.

Sparta Community Food and Pet Banks:  Each fall, we collect food as well as pet supplies to support those in need in our commmunity.

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC):  We participate in the annual “Guest at Your Table” fundraiser to help support the work of this international UU agency. UUSC sponsors and funds community-based projects to assist the needy in many third world countries, as well as in the United States.

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