Brown Bag Lunches
On New Year’s Day, Janet and Howard Krack organized an assembly line to make 75 bag lunches for The Upper Room, a daytime homeless shelter in Erie. The Caring Team was inspired by the project and will now organize the making of bag lunches for the Upper Room on the second Sunday of each month, except for February, which will be the third Sunday.
After the service on February 19, we will set up an assembly line and people from the congregation will work together to pack the lunches that we will deliver early Monday morning. Dr. Taylor, director of the Upper Room, said they have a great need for lunches on Monday.
A memory café is a gathering place for people with dementia and their care partners to relax and enjoy conversation, refreshments, and entertainment.
A memory cafe has no other purpose than its guests enjoying each other’s company
For more than a decade the members at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Erie have been cleaning 2 1/2 miles of roadway along Perry Highway from the Erie Zoo south to our facility. A few years ago we added to our area and now work along Perry Highway south past our congregation toward the expressway.
Martin Luther King Jr March
Every winter we gather to participate and show our support for the ideas of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr during Erie’s annual MLK Jr. March.
Our Neighbor’s Place
Our Neighbor’s Place is an overflow shelter for those without a place to stay during the winter months. Unitarian Universalist members donate money, purchase food, prepare, cook, and serve complete hot meals regularly through the season.
We are proud to have been a co-sponsor of Erie’s Climate March and Rally. With 30 UUCE members swelling ranks of the 500 participating marchers we showed our strong support for issues relating to clean air, clean water, and our planet’s health.