“The purpose of working toward social change is not only to solve problems but also to realize our common humanity”(Paula Cole Jones, from “Growing Our Souls”). Social action is the means by which we put our Unitarian Universalist principles into meaningful reality. PBUUC has a long tradition of "acting locally" to help people in need and to support justice for all.
- Social Action Committee
The Social Action Committee, in partnership with organizations within our congregation and in the wider UU and local communities, leads, coordinates, and encourages the efforts of the Paint Branch community to bring about a more just society locally, natonally, and globally. More . . .
- Diversity/Anti-Racism Transformation Team
DARTT coordinates numerous activities, both within our congregation and in the nearby community, to raise awareness about racism and to promote personal and spiritual growth toward a more just society. More . . .
- Warm Nights
Along with other local houses of worship, each year for one week we offer a place to sleep, a home-made hot dinner and breakfast, a bag lunch, and compassionate conversation to homeless people in our community. More . . .
- LGBTQ Rights
We proudly support the statewide push for a marriage-equality law in Maryland. More...
- Community Café
PBUUC is one of several churches that prepare and serve a hot lunch to homeless and low-income individuals and families through the Community Café located in the First United Methodist Church of Hyattsville. More . . .
- Green Sanctuary Team
This team is the coordinator for PBUUC's efforts to save energy, reduce waste, and "live lightly on the Earth." More . . .
- Beacon House
Founded in 1991 by a UU minister, Beacon House is a nonprofit, community-based organization that provides tutoring, mentoring, cultural, athletic, recreation, and nutrition programs to at-risk, low-income children, ages 5-18, in the Edgewood Commons community in Washington, D.C. More . . .