For over a year, our church community has worked in the community to help change the world for better while also learning about justice. Our Service Learning Projects, usually on the last Sunday of the month, are open to all members, friends, and visitors at Second Unitarian – and particularly, we use this as an opportunity to create multigenerational community with our children, teens, adults, and elders.
In December, we are planning to make blankets as our Service Learning Project. Part of our day will be to learn about Project Harmony and the work they do in support of children who have been abused or neglected and their families. We are doing this, in part, to build our connections with Project Harmony: in January, our church will be hosting an important all-church workshop regarding our future work in Social Justice. This workshop (on Martin Luther King weekend) will be at Project Harmony so that we can have plenty of space, including an accessible entrance for anyone who would join us. The gifts we create in December will be taken in January, both as a thank you to them and as a way to support and offer physical and emotional comfort to children.
The mission of Project Harmony, located near 120th & Q Street, is “To protect and support children, collaborate with professionals and engage the community to end child abuse and neglect.” Second Unitarian Church will be supporting their mission by making fleece blankets to be given to children facing emergency foster placement. These blankets provide some small measure of comfort, caring, and security amidst a confusing and highly stressful situation.
There are several ways you can contribute to this effort:
- Purchase and cut two pieces of coordinating fleece in 54” x 60” segments. Place in the bin marked “fleece” at the church.
- Plan to help cut the edges to be tied later. (Contact Anita Meyer, Anita Jeck, or Interim DRE Molly-Kliment Jenkins to see how you can help with this.)
- Attend “tying sessions” for all ages to make the blankets—Sunday, December 29, at 10:30 a.m. downstairs at the church; and Sunday, January 26, at 10:00 a.m. at the Millard Library, 13214 Westwood Lane, just south of 132nd and Center Street.
Thank you for your help with this project! Please direct questions to Anita Meyer, Anita Jeck, or Interim DRE Molly Kliment-Jenkins at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-334-0537 ext. 112.