AUUC provides a forum for putting our faith into action in our local Burke area, metropolitan Washington, DC and beyond. Together we engage in service, education, advocacy, and witness to create a more just and compassionate world. We are committed to building a diverse, multicultural Beloved Community by working for racial justice and LGBTQ+ rights and by caring for the earth and interdependent web of life. Over the past few years, AUUC has become increasingly involved in advocacy at the federal, state and local levels.
We welcome more volunteers to help with current programs and ideas and leaders for new initiatives. All are invited to join!
Social Justice and Community Projects
- Beacon House Support
- CROP Hunger Walk
- Hypothermia Shelter
- Mitten Tree for Beacon House
- No Child Goes Hungry/Accotink (Weekend Meal Pack program)
- Partner School in India
- Season for Nonviolence – Peace Promotion
- Student Peace Awards of Fairfax County
- Voter registration and Get Out the Vote initiatives
We also support local nonprofit partners every month through our Outreach Collections program. Learn more about our Outreach Collections.
Groups Leading Activities and Projects
- Advocacy Team
- Environmental / Green Sanctuary Committee
- Racial Justice Committee
- True Accotink Colors (TAC) – LGBTQ+ support, education, and advocacy
- Immigration Team
Multigenerational Justice Activities
Families, children, youth are involved in many justice activities at AUUC. The Social Justice Committee works in tandem with the Director of Spiritual Development and the Children and Youth Spiritual Development Committee to offer children and teens developmentally appropriate experiences that are grounded in UU values and in line with Accotink’s social justice initiatives.