Special Collections

Our Fellowship’s mission statement asks us “to act on our UU Principles to improve our community locally and globally through social action and outreach.” Once a month, during the worship service, we take up a Special Collection for a local, national or international organization that exemplifies one or more UU Principles.

UUFES members and friends suggest causes or organizations to be considered by the Special Collections Committee, which coordinates this outreach. Recent Special Collections include:

2018-2019

Families in Transition – Hope House, Wolfeboro
End 68 Hours of Hunger
Minister’s Discretionary Fund
CROP Hunger Walk
Tamworth Community Christmas Project
Ossipee Concerned Citizens
Immigrant and Refugee Support Group Fund
Save Ellis Island
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
Tin Mountain Conservation Center Camp Scholarship Fund
Starting Point
Arts Council of Tamworth

2017-18

350.org
Spaulding Youth Center
MWV Habitat for Humanity
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
New Hampshire Food Bank
National Coalition for the Homeless
Americans for the Arts
Church World Services CROP Walk
UUFES Minister’s Discretionary Fund
Upper Saco Valley Land Trust
American Friends Service Committee

2016-17

Snapdragon Children’s Theatre
The Southern Poverty Law Center (criminal justice reform, LGBT rights, fights discrimination)
The White Helmets (volunteer rescue in Syria)
The Gibson Center (local support services for seniors)
Partners in Health (earthquake relief in Haiti)
Crop Walks (community events to end world hunger)
Rebuilding Together (Washington, DC)
New Hampshire Women’s Foundation

2015-16

Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Laconia and Ossipee Animal Shelters
Friends of the Earth
Hospice Volunteer Education Fund
Guest at our Table
Ossipee Children’s Fund
UUSC Refugee Crisis
African Educational Fund
iCivics