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Guest at Your Table

UUSC's longest-established fundraising and educational program for congregations.

Current Theme: Now is the Time for Courageous Change

The injustices and crises of the past year have underscored the importance of our shared goal – a world free from oppression, where all can realize their full human rights. They also have emphasized just how big a task that is.

To meet the enormous challenges of today and build a more just future, we need big ideas and bold change. We must fundamentally transform the way things are, so that we do not perpetuate systemic inequities and repeat the harms of the past.

At UUSC, we believe that the transformational solutions we need come from communities most directly impacted by injustice. Join us for this year’s Guest at Your Table program to learn what UUSC partners are doing to address immediate injustices – as well as what they envision for the future. At this extraordinary juncture in history, we think their stories will offer inspiration and guidance on the path toward justice.

 

Digital Materials Available to Download:

Materials for collecting and tracking donations:

  • Personalized webpages for Guest at Your Table programs
  • Tally sheet for donation tracking

Print Materials Available to Order:

If you would like to place a materials order, if you would like a donation page for your congregation, or if we can be helpful with anything else related to Guest at Your Table, please contact Laura Randall at lrandall @ uusc.org. Please allow 10 days from the time of your order for print materials to arrive.

 

 


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 50 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.

To donate by mail, please make checks out to “UUSC” with “Guest” or “GAYT”  in the memo field, and send to: UUSC •  PO Box 808  •  Newark, NJ 07101-0808.

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 materials or information, please contact Laura Randall, Associate Director of Development for Congregation Relations, at lrandall @ uusc.org.

A step-by-step guide for planning your congregation’s Guest at Your Table Program is available here.


Past Programs

2021 Theme: The Meaning of Home

This past year, we highlighted the ways the pandemic has changed the relationship many of us have with home, as well as the importance of home to our UUSC partners, who are fighting for their homes amid violence, economic devastation, and climate change. We provided the following materials below.

Downloadable resources:

Print materials:

  • Stories of Hope: booklet of four stories highlighting women leaders in human rights
  • Donation envelopes
  • Donation collection boxes
  • 11×17” Posters