UUFC Teams and Task Forces

Café Justo
We support small farmers and their communities in the Chiapas region of Mexico and a coffee roasting/distribution center on the USA/MX border, by selling coffee where profits return to the farmers and employees of the coffee center.
Nancy Kyle n.kyle12@gmail.com 541-602-1930
Roberta Smith robertasmith2@peak.org 541-740-1445

Climate Justice
Guided especially by the UU Seventh Principle, we address the climate crisis as a serious threat to the wellbeing of our world—to human communities and all other species.
Karen Josephson kjoseph@spiritone.com 541-738-2872
Susan Christie crypto716@gmail.com 541-908-4597

Environmental Reading Group
We meet twice a month to read and discuss timely books and classics addressing environmental issues.
Elizabeth Waldorf dewaldorf@comcast.net 541-207-3613

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (Anti-racism Cluster)
We explore issues and responses to racism, oppression, and exclusion.
Lee Holt leeholt46@gmail.com 541-753-8125
Marilyn B. Walker mb.walker@comcast.net 541-752-0591

Health Care for All
We work for universal health care legislatively in Oregon. We educate and energize UUFC members on these topics and work with the Interfaith Health Care Network, Mid-Valley Health Care Advocates, Health Care for All Oregon, and Oregon UU Voices for Justice.
Bobbi Hall rlhall@peak.org 541 758-9340
Louise Ferrell lferrell2@peak.org 541 753-6135

Justice Outreach Fund
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis maintains a Justice Outreach Fund for grants that are focused on high-impact projects aimed at seeding and achieving social, economic, racial, environmental and other kinds of justice.
Dina Linquist uucjusticeoutreach@gmail.com 541-757-8597
Beth Hoffman uucjusticeoutreach@gmail.com 541-497-3572
Chareane Wimbley-Gouveia uucjusticeoutreach@gmail.com 541-231-3624

We provide loans to women around the world to enable them to start businesses or improve their existing businesses. Our goal is to help them to provide food, shelter, clothing and education for their children.
Sandy Houtman houtman@aol.com 541-602-1516

Partner Church
We advocate for support of our Partner Church, the Unitarian Church in Körispatak, Transylvania, Romania, and promote international understanding, social justice, and our commitments to our relationships.
Beverly McFarland bfmcfarland2@yahoo.com 541-908-7408
Janet Throop throopj@peak.org 541-753-1804

Social Concerns
We raise funds and awareness for different local and international charities each month. We also organize monthly Action Lunches and Sunday collections.
Sylvia Yamada yamadas@science.oregonstate.edu 541-754-9891

Spiritual FireFighters
We work to strengthen our spirits and act on behalf of our values in these challenging times. We get our minds, bodies, and spirits ready to jump into action when needed, in order to be in shape for the long haul.
Alice Lyman aliceklyman41@gmail.com 541-753-8125
Susan Sanford susanwulfe@gmail.com 541-753-9177

Task Force on Homelessness
We explore issues, organizations, and solutions to homelessness. We develop programs to explore systemic solutions to being unhoused, build interfaith capacity to address these issues, explore what other organizations are doing (partnering as appropriate), educate ourselves, and support congregants with possibilities for outreach.
Carolyn Madsen carolynzac@comcast.net 541-754-1528
Roz Keeney rozkeeney@comcast.net 541-619-7679

National and International Unitarian Universalist Organizations
Members of UUFC can connect with the work of Unitarian Universalism regionally, nationally, and internationally through the organizations listed here. Some of them invite UUs to provide financial support with regular donations or special assistance for emergencies. Others provide resources for congregational study and worship. Some offer mission trips or sponsor letter writing campaigns. Oregon UU Voices for Justice has a regional meeting each year and regular web meetings.

This is a coalition of Unitarian Universalists and other people of conscience working for climate justice. Commit2Respond offers many resources to local congregations for worship and education.

International Council of Unitarians and Universalists (ICUU)
This is a network of member groups around the world, mostly known as Unitarians or Unitarian Universalists, who share resources, develop leadership skills and help each other build a spiritual community. ICUU connects people across the globe to support growing communities and help in times of need.

Oregon UU Voices for Justice
This is a statewide advocacy network that mobilizes UUs and their congregations to work for public policies in Oregon that embody UU principles of justice, equity, compassion in human relations, and global stewardship.

Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice (UUCSJ)
As a joint collaboration of the UUA and the UUSC, the mission of UUCSJ is to help UUs deepen and sustain he work of justice in their congregations and communities. UUCSJ offers experiential learning journeys and social justice training grounded in the UU’s commitment to human rights.

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC)
UUSC advances human rights and social justice in the United States and around the world. UUSC helps people rebuild their lives after humanitarian crises and works with grassroots organizations to defend their rights to relief and recovery.

Local Organizations that Extend UUFC’s Mission

We help clean up our local environment on a quarterly basis by picking up trash along the stretch of Highway 20/34 between Corvallis and Philomath.
Bob Ozretich boboz@peak.org 541-758-3221

Community Holiday Food Drive
We work to support Community Services Consortium’s Holiday Food Drive by providing 50+ drivers to deliver Thanksgiving food boxes.

Interfaith Climate Justice Corvallis
We are a newly forming group of representatives from several faith communities in Corvallis who work together on climate justice or creation care.
Jean Townes townesj@peak.org 541-745-5210
Rachel Ozretich racheloz@peak.org 541-758-3221

Mid-Valley Health Care Advocates (MVHCA)
This network of community members works towards the goal of an affordable, comprehensive, publicly funded, high quality universal health care system for all Oregonians.

We Care (Corvallis/Benton County)
This is a council of local religious organizations that provides one-time financial assistance to people in need. We Care is included in UUFC’s budget and needs two volunteer representatives per year to sit on the council on behalf of UUFC.