2019-2020 Theme: Women Leaders, Strong Communities
Since our founding, UUSC’s work has been shaped and sustained by women’s leadership. Today, we are proud to partner with women leaders who are increasing representation for women in their communities, while strengthening access to justice for all. During this year’s Guest at Your Table program, please join us to learn more about women leaders from UUSC partner organizations taking on some of today’s greatest human rights challenges.
Materials to download:
- Sample Worship Service, including a sermon by Rev. Kimberly Quinn Johnson from UU Congregation of the South Fork and a Moment for All Ages
- Religious Education Activity
- Order of Service Insert 1: This Year’s Guests
- Order of Service Insert 2: Projects Donations Support
- Template for Making Homemade Boxes (standard boxes available to order)
- Tally Sheet for Donation Tracking:
Print materials to order:
- Stories of Hope: booklet of four stories highlighting women leaders in human rights
- Donation envelopes
- Donation collection boxes
- 11×17” Posters
To order these four print materials, please contact Jennifer O’Rourke at development @ uusc.org or 617-301-4329.
What is Guest at Your Table?
Guest at Your Table (GAYT) is UUSC’s annual intergenerational program to raise support for and awareness about key human rights issues. Since UUSC works in more than 20 countries, with over 60 grassroots partners, there are thousands of individuals involved in and who benefit from the work that our members make possible. The program is an opportunity to celebrate grassroots partnership, support human rights, and learn about just four of these individuals – the “guests” in Guest at Your Table.
Planning a Guest at Your Table Program
By coordinating a Guest at Your Table celebration for your congregation, you help participants of all ages nurture lasting connections to UU principles, build awareness about social justice and human rights, and strengthen UUSC’s work. Thank you for joining us in this special tradition!
To register as your congregation’s Guest at Your Table coordinator, or to request additional materials or information, please contact Carly Cronon, senior associate for congregational support, at ccronon @ uusc.org.
A step-by-step guide for planning your congregation’s Guest at Your Table Program is available here.
Give to Guest at Your Table
Donations to Guest at Your Table help UUSC and our partners respond to extraordinary human rights challenges of today, address root causes of injustice, and build capacity to respond to future crises. Make a gift to Guest at Your Table through UUSC’s secure donation portal →
You can also access the donation page using the URL uusc.org/givetoguest. To donate via mail, please make checks out to “UUSC” with “GAYT” in the memo field, and send to: Guest at Your Table • UUSC • PO Box 808 • Newark, NJ 07101-0808
2018-2019 Theme: Justice Across Borders
This past year, UUSC highlighted Central American Migrant Justice during Guest at Your Table, providing the following materials below. For an overview video about our Justice Across Borders program, please click here.
- Stories of Hope – stories from 4 UUSC migrant justice partners
- Collection Boxes
- Membership Envelopes
- 11 x 17” Color Poster
- Sample Worship Service, including a Sermon by Rev. Angela Herrera from the First Unitarian Church of Albuquerque and a Moment for All Ages
- Order of Service Insert 1, Order of Service Insert 2, Order of Service Insert 3: Central American Migrant Justice UUSC Timeline
- Template for Making Homemade GAYT Boxes (standard easy-to-fold cardboard boxes are still available to order above)
- “Along the Migrant Trail” Activity for elementary and middle school aged children
Additional suggested links:
- Take action to support Honduran nationals seeking asylum in the United States
- Special edition of Rights Now newsletter focused on Central American Migrant Justice
- 2018 UUSC Report about Asylum in Hungary vs. the United States
- Overview of UUSC’s Central American Migrant Justice Work
- Summary of opportunities to advocate for Central American Migrant Justice
- Immigration Justice Study Guide by the UU College of Social Justice
- Video and statistics about the U.S. immigration detention system by UUSC’s partner Freedom for Immigrants