First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia ~ Welcome home!

Social Justice – Our 3rd year of Education/Literacy Work is Off and Rolling!

AUGUST SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE – For the second year in a row First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia helped the Andrew Jackson School at 12th and Federal Streets kick off the school year with a delivery of about 2500 school supply items.   Pretty amazing!  Many THANKS to all who contributed and supported the drive.  A special thanks to Ranwa Hammamy for taking the lead on this project!


ADULT EDUCATION  – Check out the Adult Education brochure for information on an Education Community Forum:  PA School Vouchers: Win or Woe?  Saturday, September 24, 2011 from 3pm to 5pm. Free.  Debate participants: PA State Senator Anthony H. Williams, Leslie Davis Hiner of the Foundation for Educational Choice, Burton Caine, Temple Law School,  Marc Stier, Penn Action


ANDREW JACKSON SCHOOL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – On Sunday September 25th at 12:30 PM join the Social Justice Ministry Team and other Social Justice Task Force Leads to learn about and brainstorm opportunities for volunteering at the Andrew Jackson School.  Our partnership with this school continues to grow.  Numerous opportunities exist in the library, in the classroom as a Reading Buddy and outside of the school in the organizing of a non-fiction book drive or providing translation assistance.  This school has a significant Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Latino, Vietnamese, Algerian population so foreign language expertise is always welcome.  Have a particular talent you would like to share with this school, come to the meeting and talk about it.  For more information, contact Debby Schultz at 215-704-9852 or


SOCIAL JUSTICE MINISTRY TEAM (SJMT) OPEN POSITIONS:  The SJMT is considering candidates for three positions:  Secretary, Communications Coordinator, Member-at-Large.  Please express your interest to Debby Schultz at 215-704-9852 or

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