Our Affirmation of Covenant states "service is our prayer." At Neshoba, we firmly believe that the fullest realization of our faith and values is through service to each other, both in the church and within the wider community. As the well-known UU mantra states, we believe in "deeds, not creeds." For example:
In Our Church
Each Sunday, volunteers provide flowers for the front of the church, baked goods for coffee hour after the service, and even help out with aspects of the service, from ringing the opening gong and lighting the chalice to reading a story for all ages. Click here to sign up, or contact email@example.com for more information.
We also need volunteers to help teach Religious Education (RE). There are 3 terms - summer, fall and spring. Each volunteer is asked to consider signing up for 4 Sundays during a particular term. You can sign up for the current term here, or contact DRE@neshobauu.org with any questions.
We are a fully autonomous, self-governing organization, and we UUs love our Committees and Teams! So members, join up!
In Our World
Twice a year, we volunteer at the 1st Presbyterian Soup Kitchen.
Every Christmas, we "adopt" the Bond Homes, local residential homes for mentally challenged adults. Members volunteer to shop for gifts and organize a holiday party for the residents. Often, the residents have no family, and these gifts are the only ones they receive.
Neshoba has a booth and parade entry in the annual Mid-South Pride Festival, usually held in October. In 2012, we were proud to be a sponsor.