Linda Fels - Chair
Ann Stevenson - Vice Chair
Kara Black - Secretary
Todd Jones - Treasurer
Judy Kasper - Action Team Coordinator
Michael Betz - Communications Coordinator
Beth Brownfield - Nominating Chair
To be added to the SEJC email discussion group (listserv), send an email message to SEJC Listserv. In the body of the message include a short description of your involvement with BUF, your interest in the SEJC, and your name.
Fair Trade Project TeamThe mission of the Fair Trade Team is twofold: to offer fair trade products for sale to Sunday service attendees and to raise monies for social justice and environmental justice work. You can find us in the Social Hall during Sunday coffee hour, selling Fair Trade coffee and chocolates.
The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) has partnered with Equal Exchange, a company that buys directly from farmers, following the standards and principles of Fair Trade. This ensures that low-income farmers earn a fair, living wage. All products are organic and grown using sustainable methods.
The prices are fair, the products are really good, and when you buy these products at our table, you are supporting both the farmers and the work of the SEJC. To volunteer, contact Susan Thurn.
SEJC Monthly Collections Team
One Sunday a month, BUF members are invited to give to an SEJC collection for a non-profit organization serving in one of the following areas: women and children, environment, poverty/homelessness, peace and human rights, social and economic justice, and health. A ministry action team manages the collections and associated adult forums. The list of this church year's recipients is posted here under GIVE. Contact Betty Scott to volunteer.
Interfaith Coalition of Whatcom County is 44 diverse congregations (including BUF) focused together on housing for homeless families. We manage nine homes for emergency and transitional housing. The Opportunity Council provides weekly case management.
Interfaith Severe Weather Shelters offer warmth, sleep and food to people who live outside except when the harshest weather comes. We offer training for volunteers to staff the shelters.
Our annual Coat Drive has been keeping families warm for years. Every fall, congregations and community members collect and distribute over 3,000 coats through Whatcom County.
For 30 years, Interfaith Coalition has been a testament of how Whatcom County comes together to help some of the most vulnerable of our community. BUF has been a member of Interfaith from the beginning. Our congregation participates in the fall coat drive, several members volunteer at the Severe Weather Shelters and we donate our entire Christmas Eve collection to the Coalition. Our members also donate to Interfaith's most important fundraiser of the year - the annual spring auction.
Ann Stevenson is our congregational representative to Interfaith. If you are interested in volunteering or learning more about the Interfaith Coalition please contact Ann.