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 and raise funds for groups such as SMYAL, serving LGBTQ+ youth.
Oxon Hill Food Pantry – The third week of each month is Soup Sunday, with lunch provided by our members. Funds benefit the Oxon Hill Food Pantry, which serves individuals and families who find themselves in sudden need. Oxon Hill Food Pantry also sponsors the Super Pantry Program, offering life skills workshops and nutrition and food preparation classes.
Beacon House Community Ministry – The congregation supports Beacon House in a variety of ways, most significantly gathering gifts of winter clothing during a holiday “Mitten Tree” drive.
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.
Christmas In April – On the last Saturday of April the congregation comes together to help fix up the home of a Prince George’s County neighbor in need.
Green Sanctuary Certification – Caring for the environment aligns closely with our Seventh Principle and we are currently working toward being certified as a UUA Green Sanctuary.
Special Collections – The Offering at every Sunday service is collected for the benefit of an organization providing service to the greater community. Each month is dedicated to a single organization in the hopes of making a significant contribution to their work. The 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.