Social Justice

Love is the spirit of our church and it is that love that guides us to seek justice for all. In that spirit the Heritage Social Justice Collaborative brings together individuals who have passion around various areas of social justice.

We gather to share information and support each other around these passions. We meet to generate ideas using the power of group interaction. Individuals or teams take the lead in a specific area of justice work. They communicate their activities to the greater congregation. With congregational involvement, more impact can occur as we work together to change injustices in our world. We also meet to vote on the use of monies from the church’s Social Justice balance sheet account.

Any Heritage UU Church member or friend is welcome to join the Social Justice Collaborative and lead the congregation in their passion.

  • New Year’s Day Candlelight Vigil

    New Year’s Day Candlelight Vigil

    Monday, January 1, 2024, 5:00 to 5:30 p.m., offsite.

    Greater Anderson Promotes Peace (GAPP) is holding its 19th annual New Year’s Day Candlelight Vigil, “Our Dreams for Humanity,” at the Peace Pole Garden in Beech Acres Park, 6910 Salem Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45230 (Anderson Township), on Monday, January 1, from 5:00-5:30 p.m.

    On this first day of the year, many people’s hearts turn to the dream and vision of humankind living together in harmony. Participants are invited to bring a brief reading or speak words from the heart. Readings will be interspersed with moments of silent reflection. Candles are provided for use during the event. The vigil will conclude at 5:30 p.m. Bundle up and join your neighbors to start the year in a spirit of harmony and community!

    Image: GAPP Peace Pole Garden

    Image courtesy of Louise Lawarre.

  • Soles 4 Souls

    Soles 4 Souls

    Just a reminder that Joann Meyer still has a “shoe box” under the coat rack in the rear hall to collect shoes. Most donations go to a national organziation called Soles 4 Souls. They take all and any shoes in any condition, and send them to those in need all around the globe. Check them out at

    But sometimes, Joann finds pairs that can be put to immediate use and sends them to Inter Parish Ministry (IPM) and sometimes to Maslow’s Army. So instead of throwing unwanted or old shoes away, please bring them to church (keeping them out of a landfill) and put them in the blue box. We can make a difference!

  • Recycling Plastic Pill Bottles at Heritage

    Recycling Plastic Pill Bottles at Heritage

    Matthew 25: Ministries will now accept only clean, empty plastic pill bottles for inclusion in shipments of medical supplies. They are no longer recycling uncleaned used pill bottles.

    Please wash, dry, and bag the pill bottles you are donating, and mark the bag as washed. For exact directions, go to the Matthew 25: Ministries website page at

    We can still collect bags of clean medicine bottles on the high shelf in the back hallway. Anyone who is interested in taking our collections out to Matthew 25: Ministries please let me know and I will start a contact list.

    Thank you all for your interest in this service to our community.

    Yours in the spirit of our church,
    Robin Wickett

    Image courtesy of macwagen via Flickr.