Live Justly

We strive to live justly by covenanting to build just relationships and dismantle unjust practices and institutionsboth in the church and in the world.  In solidarity with the history of the United Church of Christ-which was the first historically white denomination to ordain an African-American, the first to ordain a woman, and the first to ordain an openly gay man-we honor the voices and stories of those who live on the margins, as Jesus did.  We offer our thanks to God by working for a more loving, just world.  We believe that the social expression of love is justice and spiritual growth is inseparable from a commitment to building God’s realm of peace in our corner of the world.  By God’s grace, we extend our hands to others through service projects, outreach dollars, and educational events.

As good stewards of God’s resources, Land of the Sky UCC tithes its offering back into our community and the world.  Outreach dollars have supported the following organizations/people/events:

Justice Projects

Participating in the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace March

Making Shoes for Children Through Sole Hope

Hosting Community Potlucks and Social Justice Film Screenings

Cultivating a Community Garden

Dining Out for Life Through the WNC AIDS Project

Serving Breakfast to the Hungry at Pritchard Park

Serving Dinner to Women at Room in the Inn

Leading Worship with Our Children at the Black Mountain Neuro-Medical Treatment Center

Providing Hygiene Kits to Those Living on the Streets or Experiencing a Natural Disaster

Providing Basic Household Supplies for Veterans Moving Into Permanent Housing

Tabling at Blue Ridge Pride Festival

Walking in the CROP Walk

Providing Christmas Gifts to Foster Children Through Our Giving Tree

 

Outreach Dollars at Work

Helpmate

Christians for a United Community

WNCAP Homeward Bound

Buncombe County Foster Care Association

ABCCM, Veterans’ Transitional Housing

Prisoner Assistance

Feast of the Holy Innocents

Nuestro Centro

Pritchard Park Breakfast

Room in the Inn

Western Carolinians for Criminal Justice

Center for Participatory Change

MotherLove, YWCA

Emergency Housing Assistance