Always striving to live by our Eight Principles, the Davies congregation offers a range of projects through which members and friends can make a difference in the immediate community. Check out our pages specific to Immigrant Justice, LGBTQ+ Justice, and the 8th Principle – and consider the opportunities listed below:
A Welcoming Congregation– As certified by the Unitarian Universalist Association, we are welcoming to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) community. We celebrate an annual Pride worship service, an annual service of Transgender Remembrance, and raise funds for groups such as SMYAL, serving LGBTQ+ youth.
Oxon Hill Food Pantry – Prior to the pandemic, monthly Soup Sundays benefitted the Oxon Hill Food Pantry, which serves individuals and families who find themselves in sudden need. The congregation now hosts a monthly Food Drive to help stock the Pantry’s shelves, and congregants serve as regular volunteers.
Beacon House Community Ministry – The congregation supports Beacon House in a variety of ways, including gathering gifts of toys and winter clothing during a holiday “Mitten Tree” drive. All offerings collected during worship services in July help purchase back-to-school supplies for children in need.
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee – The congregation is the proud supporter of the organization that “puts our faith into action.” We have been recognized with the annual Banner Award for our generous donations.
Special Collections – The Offering at every Sunday service benefits an organization that serves the greater community. Offerings in recent months have funded the programs of SMYAL, working for LGBTQ+ youth; LifeStyles of Maryland, which supports the underserved in our community; and Black Mama’s Bailout, of particular importance during the COVID-19 pandemic.