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Outreach & Social Justice

Harmony is committed to making a difference in the world through community service, social justice, and outreach. This commitment reflects the Unitarian Universalist belief in putting our faith into action, working together for social justice and a better world.

Helping our neighbors

Harmony members have been involved in many community service projects for both local and national organizations, including:

  • Supporting LGBT rights in local pride events
  • Running to raise money for pancreatic cancer research
  • Making sandwiches to feed hungry working people through Peanut Butter Ministries
  • Adopting needy families to provide holiday gifts
  • Assembling school supply kits at Matthew 25: Ministries
  • Hosting an annual baked goods/book sale to raise money for a good cause (kids vote to choose one each year)
  • Making Valentines and placemats for Meals on Wheels
  • Making blankets for Project Linus
  • Volunteering at The Hope Factory
  • Collecting donations for local food pantries and children’s shelters
  • Volunteering at Granny’s Garden School
  • Collecting pajamas and children’s books for the Nationwide Pajama Program
  • Collecting donations to support disaster relief
  • Fixing up the playspace at Child Focus, Inc. (see video for highlights)
 
For more information about community service at Harmony, or to find out how to get involved, contact us at outreach@harmonyuu.org.

Working for peace and social justice

Driven by our commitment to justice, the Harmony UU community unites to heal divisions, embrace diversity, and celebrate the interconnectedness of all life. Guided by our Harmony mission and principles, we strive to create welcoming, inclusive spaces within our own community.

But our reach extends beyond ourselves. We stand in solidarity with those facing injustice, partnering with individuals and groups at every level – local, state, national, and even international. In doing so, we not only model our values but also work toward a more just world for all.

Below are some upcoming events and opportunities to work for peace and social justice in the greater Cincinnati area and beyond.

 

Invasive Species Removal in Loveland on May 4

Love Our Land, whose focus is restoring native species and increasing biodiversity in the area, is partnering with The Grail for a day of non-native species removal on their grounds. Volunteers are needed to help out on Saturday, May 4, starting at 9:30 a.m. at 931 O’Bannonville Road, Loveland OH 45140.

Deeper Than the Skin: A Musical Presentation on Race

Two friends, one Black, one white. Musicians, storytellers, students of history and world travelers born 3 days apart.

Two separate narratives forged into one powerful friendship aimed at finding common ground and helping others to do the same.

Deeper Than the Skin is an experience of singing and listening, of experiencing a connection so deep that it makes you laugh, smile, cry and reconsider what you know about our history. It’s an invitation to open your heart and mind to a story of shared humanity that resonates with your own.

  • Saturday, May 4, 3:00 pm, workshop at St. John’s Unitarian Universalist Church, 320 Resor Avenue, Cincinnati OH 45220
  • Sunday, May 5, 10:30 am, joint worship service at First Unitarian Church, 536 Linton Street, Cincinnati OH 45219

Lebanon Pride 2024

Lebanon Pride, Inc. will be hosting its inaugural Pride celebration on July 20, so our LGBTQ+ population can feel seen, be supported, and are respected. Harmony UU is a proud sponsor.