Our Change for Change collections in November will benefit the Bismarck-Mandan UU Congregation, which since April has been standing on the side of the Standing Rock Sioux in their protests against siting of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The church has hosted a community teach-in, acts as a place to ship supplies for the camps 40 miles to the south, and guides fellow UUs and others who come to stand by the Sacred Stone and Oceti Sakowin Camps. The visiting activists need help with physical logistics, mental and spiritual preparation, and pastoral companionship. Funding will help the congregation of 63 and its part-time minister. To learn more, visit the Faithify fund-raising page, read the letters from UUA President, Rev. Peter Morales and Bismarck-Mandan UU Congregation Minister, Rev. Karen Van Fossan, and the most recent UUA coverage. Also visit the Bismarck-Mandan UU Congregation website and their Facebook page where they regularly post updates and links to ways activists can support the work from their own homes including letter writing campaigns and online petitions.
Tahoma UU Congregation’s Change for Change outreach program began with the collection of pocket change from our members and friends each Sunday, and now includes donations of designated currency and checks. Each month the Change for Change collection is given to benefit charitable organizations in our local and global community.