2021 Albany Post Road, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520                     914-271-4283

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the
Hudson Valley

Social Justice

Mission Statement


The Social Justice Committee is committed to developing opportunities for our Fellowship to live out our Unitarian Universalist principles in the broader community by:

  • Increasing awareness and sensitivity to social justice issues; and promoting personal responsibility to become the change we want to see in the world.

We strive to do these things in a way that is mindful and respectful of our diverse Fellowship community.



Social Justice Meeting Dates/Times:


Social Justice Committee meetings are generally held the first Monday of the month from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the Fellowship unless otherwise notified.



Social Justice Community Outreach Projects and their leaders:


Anti-Racism  Eddy Fried
Cortlandt Emergency Food Bank Bearni Croft and Bob Hudson
Holiday Gift Giving  Bearni Croft, Marge Grimm, and Teri Lukin
Hurricane Sandy Recovery
Integrated Programs
   Chalice Lighters
   Green Sanctuary
   Midnight Run
   Welcoming Congregation
Lunchtime Meals Program
 Sondra Treadwell and Bearni Croft

Bob Hudson and Bearni Croft
Anne Pearl
Lucinda Manninng
Teri Lukin
Bearni Croft and Jane Podell
Lorraine Keegan
Sondra Treadwell

Peekskill Area Pastors Ass'n Liaison Sondra Treadwell
Share the Plate Bearni Croft and Bob Hudson
UU Service Committee
Sondra Treadwell
UU-United Nations Office
Ginny Stillman and Molly Parrish



Click here to visit the website of the UUSC, Unitarian Universalist Service Committee.



Committee Contacts:

Committee Chairs: Bearni Croft and Bob Hudson
Community Liaison:  Catherine Marsh

Green Sanctuary Liaison:  Lucinda Manning

Welcoming Congregation: Lorraine Keegan

A Listserv has been created for the Social Action Committee to facilitate regular communication among interested parties. Please contact the Fellowship administrator if you are interested in joining.


To visit the Social Justice Committee Discussion Forum, click here.



Ongoing Direct Action Projects

Share-the-Plate Collections

Each month Social Justice coordinates a share-the-plate collection to benefit a nonprofit organization. Click on UUFBCO Collection Guidelines for more information. The contact for this project is Bearni Croft at <bcroft429@verizon.net>


Lunchtime Meal Program

The Fellowship participates with other congregations through the Peekskill Area Pastors’ Association (PAPA) to provide a hot meal for the Lunchtime Meals Program served at the Salvation Army Community Center in Peekskill. We take responsibility for the third Tuesday of each month and ask our Fellowship committees and community circle groups to take a turn cooking and delivering the meal. This program serves approximately 80-100 people each day. The contact for this project is Sondra Treadwell.


For more information and general guidelines clikc this link: SAC Lunchtime Meal Program Information Sept 2012.pdf


For Lunchtime Meals expenditures and reimbursements, forms are available outside the administrator's office.


Food Bank

Please support the Cortlandt Emergency Food Bank with a weekly donation.  Guidance on items that are most needed is posted in each month's Fellowship newsletter.  Donations of food items can be left in the basket at the Social Justice Table in the Fellowship Hall. The contact for this project is Bearni Croft at <bcroft429@verizon.net>



The SPCA is always in need of supplies. 
For CATS: cat litter, food (dry or moist), toys, litter boxes, carriers
For DOGS: food (dry or moist), leashes and collars, crates/carriers. toys
OR Household items:
alcohol and peroxide, bleach, sponges, brillo pads, paper towels, blankets, garbage bags, sheets, towels, electric can openers, rubber gloves
The contact for this project is Bearni Croft, Bob Hudson or Jane Podell

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