Jamestown, N.Y. – Every year around Thanksgiving time, the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) launches their Guest at Your Table campaign to raise funds for projects around the world.
The UUSC is a nonprofit, nonsectarian organization advancing human rights together with an international community of grassroots partners and advocates.
At the 10:30 a.m. hybrid service of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown (UUCJ) on Sunday, November 13, Janet Forbes will kick off the 2022 Guest at Your Table campaign.
With the belief that the transformational solutions needed come from communities most directly impacted by injustice, Guest at Your Table raises funds to address the goal of a world free from oppression.
The local church’s congregational liaison with UUSC, Forbes will focus her message on this year’s theme, “Hope, Courage, Action.”
The message relates to four of the seven Principles that Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote: (1) the inherent worth and dignity of every person, (2) justice, equity and compassion in human relations, (6) the goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all and (7) respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
Forbes has been a member of UUCJ and the UU Fellowship of Chautauqua for more than 40 years and is a long-time UUSC supporter. She received her nursing degree from Jamestown Community College and her B.S. in Human Services from SUNY Empire State College. Now retired, her work experience included WCA Hospital, Cassadaga Jobs Corps Academy, and Chautauqua County Health Network. Her volunteer activities include American Association of University Women, Audubon Community Nature Center, Cornell Cooperative Extension Chautauqua County Master Gardeners, James Prendergast Library, and YWCA Jamestown.
A social time follows the service.
Participation can be either in person at 1255 Prendergast Avenue in Jamestown or online. To join virtually, use the link at UUJamestown.org/calendar.
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown is a progressive, liberal religious community serving the southern tier of Western New York and Warren County, Pa. The UUCJ’s mission is to support and celebrate each other, encourage spiritual and individual growth, and serve the wider community.