Ministry Teams

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Guided by our Interim Minister and Social Justice Coordinator, our Ministry Teams work in a structured, supported environment to ensure that volunteers’ time, energy, and passion have a tangible impact. The focus of these teams is driven by our Unitarian Universalist Principles that urge us all to promote human dignity, equity, peace, democracy, and respect for the natural world.

Hear from our members about why they’re involved in social justice work through FUS, and learn more about our social justice teams below.

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FUS belongs to Madison Organizing in Strength, Equality, and Solidarity, an interfaith, diverse organization that unites congregations to take action to reduce mass incarceration and reform the criminal justice system. Read the newsletter here.

Contact Pat Watson for more information.

Housing Advocacy Team

The FUS Housing Advocacy Team (HAT) is working to meet some of the needs of those who face housing insecurity in the greater Madison area. It merges the efforts and projects of the former FUS Salvation Army, The Road Home, and Porchlight Men’s Shelter. Contact Ann Smiley at salutsmiley@gmail.com or (608)745-2217 for more information.

Racial Justice Ministry Team

Grounded in our commitment to the inherent worth and dignity of all, we actively work to identify, understand, and unlearn racism within ourselves, our faith community, and our larger community. Our goal is to facilitate the evolution of FUS into an anti-racist congregation that sees racial justice work as a natural expression of our shared values. We are committed to building a racially just and loving world, beginning with ourselves.

Sanctuary Task Force Team

The Sanctuary Task Force was formed to learn about the issues involved with FUS becoming a Sanctuary congregation. The group will submit a report to the Board of Trustees in May and members will vote on motions coming out of that meeting in June. Read more about the Sanctuary Task Force.

You can also check out the UUA’s Toolkit for Congregations.

Sustainability Team

The Sustainability Ministry Team is responsible for bringing solar energy to our campus, reducing our carbon footprint, increasing the energy efficiency of our buildings, and organizing for climate justice. The vision of this team is to inspire, educate, activate, and advocate for a sustainable world.