We are proud to a member of the Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport and support its social justice initiatives to address the hunger, homelessness, judicial injustice and racism so evident in the largest city in Connecticut. Recognizing that interfaith understanding and cooperation can greatly ease many of these concerns, we have for the past six years been active in the CCGB’s interfaith Tent of Abraham project to build greater connections between Christians, Jews and Muslims in Greater Bridgeport.
As an individual congregation and through our monthly “Second Collection” on the second Sunday, UUCGB has and continues to support the Spooner House shelter for homeless families in Shelton, and Bridgeport School Volunteers, among other organizations. On the first Sunday of each month UUCGB members and friends gather after the service to make 150 peanut butter and jelly or cheese sandwiches which are donated to the Beth EL shelter in Milford to supplement the daily meal served there. Individual members have organized congregation-wide support for special outreach projects, most recently the November “Giving Thanks” event on the New Haven Green where living essentials are distributed to the homeless.