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To hear about upcoming and late-breaking social justice opportunities, keep an eye on This Week at Eliot and be sure to sign up to receive emails in your interest area.

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Our work is driven by Unitarian Universalist principles including

  • The inherent worth and dignity of every person; 
  • Justice, equity and compassion in human relations; 
  • Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations; 
  • A free and responsible search for truth and meaning; 
  • The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large; 
  • The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all; 
  • Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part. 

At Eliot, we create a community of deep relationships by working toward a more just society, dismantling racism, and improving the environment. Eliot's specific mission and goals can be found here

 

Our Mission:

The Social Justice Program will inspire and equip individuals and the congregation to work effectively for justice both locally and beyond. We will continue to be challenged by the teachings of Martin Luther King's vision of the beloved community:

"In the beloved community, poverty, hunger and homelessness will not be tolerated because international standards of human decency will not allow it. Racism and all forms of discrimination, bigotry and prejudice will be replaced by an all-inclusive spirit of sisterhood and brotherhood."

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Birth of a New Nation"
1957

EVENTS

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Vigil for Hope and Healing
Tuesdays
6:00 pm on Eliot's front lawn

Since the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson early in August 2014, members of Eliot Unitarian Chapel and people from the greater community have stood in a weekly vigil. 

 

Eliot Gardeners

If you'd like to put a little sweat equity into Eliot Chapel, work alongside friends, and meet new people, please join the Eliot Gardeners on the grounds around the Chapel. Email to sign up

 

 

         

 

   

 

 

 

See more of our recent and ongoing efforts here.

SHARING THE OFFERING

 

kirk_care_logoEvery Sunday, Eliot Chapel shares half of the offertory with an organization in the community whose work reflects our shared values. This is one way that we care for our community and our neighbors. In September, we're sharing our offering with Kirk Care.

Kirk Care is a non-profit organization formed to help the needy living within the boundaries of the Kirkwood R-7 School District. A hometown ministry, Kirk Care collects funds and food donations from area churches, businesses, civic organizations, and individuals and distributes these resources to families in need. They provide food deliveries (maintained at their local pantry), assistance with utility bills, funding for school supplies to be given out by Kirkwood R-7 school counselors, and Christmas food and gift box distribution to client families. Learn more about Kirk Care at kirkcare.org

 


 Let us be good neighbors. Let us be a generous people. You can give in one of three ways: 
  • Online: Click here. Make sure “Shared Plate” is your chosen fund.
  • By Mail: Please write “Kirk Care” in the memo line of your check and mail it to Eliot Unitarian Chapel, 100 South Taylor Ave., Kirkwood, MO 63122. 
  • By Text: Text "Eliot SharedPlate $(enter amount)" to 73256. A link in the reply text will take you to our secure database webpage where you can complete your transaction. Please note, "SharedPlate" must be entered as one word to reach that preferred option.

We believe we can often work most effectively in partnership.

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chalice_flame We aim to nurture leadership and service in Eliot members and friends. If you are inspired to lead an effort, here is a guide to policies for initiating a Social Justice in Action effort.