Our Unitarian Universalist principles call for us to work for justice and humanity. One way in which we do this is by donating one-third of the cash received from our Sunday Offering to a non-profit organization that provide a service to our community or that works for Social Justice.

The recipients are chosen by the Social Justice Ministries Council using the following criteria:

  • The recipient organization must be a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in the U.S.
  • The mission, purposes and practices of the organization must be aligned with those of HUUC
  • Recipients must have some connection to HUUC through shared work, affinity, or other HUUC support
  • The offering will make a significant contribution to the program with the majority of funds going toward programming.
  • Recipients must have a budget that is mindful of the balance between program and administrative costs
  • Offerings will focus on local programs in or serving beneficiaries in Central Massachusetts.  Consideration will be given to non-local programs with a strong connection to HUUC members.

Sharing Our Plate Calendar

Plate donations may be made in-person at a Sunday worship service or online via Breeze.

2023 – December

Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry is widely recognized in the communities of Harvard, Ayer, Shirley, Devens, Littleton, Dunstable, and Groton for their consistent provision of food and referral services. Loaves & Fishes offers assistance to families who are struggling, by providing the opportunity for them to shop for groceries up to twice a month. More than 350 volunteers help over 900 client families from our service area. You can make checks out directly to Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, drop them in the plate, or mail them to the church PO Box 217, Harvard, MA 01451 or text 978-961-6502 and include the amount you want to give in the body of the text along with the word ‘plate’. – as in ‘20 plate.’