The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Midland lives out its mission and values by working toward justice in the public sphere. Our commitment to love overflows in service to building a better world today and for the future. We currently do this through four pathways:

  • Food and Housing Security
  • Environmental Justice
  • LGBTQ Justice
  • Racial Justice

LOVE Teams

We call these our L.O.V.E. Teams (living our values every day). The goal of our LOVE Teams is to encourage congregants to get involved in either action or education in one or more of the above areas. Activities may include 

  • sponsoring Statements of Advocacy for the congregation to adopt
  • organizing service projects
  • facilitating classes, workshops, or discussion groups
  • contributing to worship services
  • encouraging congregants to attend other community events
  • coordinating with similar groups in the Tri-Cities region, and more

More specifically, theses examples might include:

  • Food and Housing Security
    • Food pantry collection
    • Food and housing equity worship service
  • Environmental Justice
    • Adopt-a-Road clean-up
    • “Green Sanctuary” renewal
    • Legislative lobbying
    • Earth Day or other worship services
  • LGBTQ Justice
    • Great Lakes Loons baseball Pride Night booth
    • Great Lakes Bay Region Pride Festival booth
    • Ruth Ellis Center winter clothing and blanket collection
    • Transgender Day of Remembrance worship service
    • Gender equity issues
    • “Welcoming Congregation” renewal
  • Racial Justice
    • Book and issue study and discussion group
    • Racial justice worship service
    • Collaboration with other RJ groups and projects (BLUU/BLM/SURJ, or encouraging support of academic program, K-12 reading materials, such as READ Association)

Team Leadership

Rev. Eric oversees LOVE Teams’ activities as a ministry of the fellowship. This includes setting agendas for, convening, and facilitating periodic meetings of the leaders of each LOVE Team. The minister helps identify potential team leaders and participants, coach and counsel leaders, communicate with the congregation, and coordinate LOVE Teams’ activities with other fellowship pursuits. The minister reports the teams’ status and any financial or other needs to the board and congregation at least annually.

Current team leaders include:

For more information about our social justice efforts, please contact any of the leaders above or email office@uufom.org.