Our “Good Works” activities are a great way to get involved with the fellowship and meet new friends, put your faith into action, and contribute to area justice needs. Our current ongoing activities include UUFF Lunch Angels, Food and Toiletry Drives, and Share the Plate.
Be a Lunch Angel
UUFF Lunch Angels prepare and serve meals to the homeless at a local church in Fayetteville. This is a great way to literally “serve” those within our community by providing a good meal to those who may not otherwise have the means. Bring food, help serve, and set-up/clean-up.
For information on how you can can be a Lunch Angel, contact Gretchen Wilkes at firstname.lastname@example.org or the UUFF office.
Food / Toiletry Drives
UUFF typically has ongoing baskets dedicated to donating food and household items throughout the year, and will have special drives as needed.
Our current donation baskets are dedicated to 7Hills Homeless Shelter and Cooperative Emergency Outreach (CEO). As a member church of CEO, we supports CEO by financial contributions. UUFF members also volunteer at CEO in the food room and as client interviewers.
Share the Plate
Each month, we select a local non-profit organization to receive all cash donations collected during one of the Sunday services. All contributions are voluntary and greatly appreciated. Our Share the Plate recipients choices reflect our commitments to 3 main justice categories: Environmental, Economic, and Civil.
Some of the organizations you have or will support with your Share the Plate contributions include:
Peace at Home Shelter , 7hills Homeless Shelter, NWA Center for Sexual Assault, Lifestyles, NW Arkansas Food Bank, Hispanic Women’s Organization (scholarship fund), Planned Parenthood, Meals on Wheels, Fayetteville Senior Center, AR Citizens’ First Congress, OMNI Center, Buffalo River Watershed Alliance, and more.
Fair Trade Coffee
UUFF sponsors fair trade coffee at fellowship functions and offers it for purchase on Sundays. We are part of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee Coffee project, who partners with Equal Exchange, a worker-owned, fair trade company that follows the standards and principles of fair trade on 100 percent of its products.
Fair trade offers small farmers an economically stable, guaranteed-income trade relationship, enabling them to provide their families with food, clothing, and medicine. Members and friends can support small farmers and their cooperatives by buying Fair Trade coffee and tea through the Fair Trade Coffee project at UUFF.