Committee & Work Groups

wbuuc-ssl-logoStanding on the Side of Love:
Social and Environmental Justice at WBUUC

Social Action Committee Mission Statement:
The mission of the Committee is to promote, facilitate, and directly engage in social and environmental action in accordance with Unitarian Universalist Principles and the Mission of the Church, which calls for “service to the broader community and the world.”

Download the Social Action Committee Brochure

To take part in one of these programs or in others not listed here—contact the church office or email the Social Action Committee at


Finding Home
Finding Home is starting a Host Home program to connect homeless youth with caring adults who open their homes and their hearts. Also under exploration is the creation of a youth drop-in center in the East Metro. Read more

Project Home
One month a year WBUUC shelters homeless families. Hundreds of church and community volunteers provide meals and comfort to these parents and children in this initiative organized by the St. Paul Area Council of Churches.

Hope for the Journey Home
WBUUC volunteers assist at an over-night homeless shelter at Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Woodbury.

Habitat For Humanity
WBUUC members donate funds and thousands of volunteer hours to build affordable housing in the East Metro area.


Global Climate Change
Educates the congregation, urges action, and collaborates with other organizations to address climate change. Hosts meetings, initiates advocacy projects, and attends rallies at the State Capitol.

Green Sanctuary
WBUUC members are working to certify the church as a Green Sanctuary by UUA standards, which touch on environmental justice, sustainable living, religious education, worship, and celebration.

Special Collections

Two Sundays a month WBUUC gives away the offertory collection to a nonprofit chosen by the Social Action Committee. In 2013 over $63,000 went to over 15 different organizations and programs. Read more

Other Programs

Service Trips

The Committee organizes trips to distant locations to experience the reality of people in dire need and to develop friendships.

Twin Cities Pride Festival
WBUUC members and friends march in the annual LGBT Pride Parade in Minneapolis. 

People, Inc.
Once a month WBUUC volunteers serve meals at People, Inc. in St. Paul. The facility serves homeless people who suffer from mental illness.

Martin Luther King Breakfast
WBUUC hosts the largest remote breakfast site in the Twin Cities to celebrate the MLK holiday in January each year. Read more


In 2012-13, a paper chain of over 1000 links was gathered at WBUUC. Each link represented a conversation a member had with another about marriage equality.