Serve Our Wider Community
Unitarian Universalism is a tradition rooted in the practice of "transforming ourselves, our communities, and our world." In this spirit, members and friends of Emerson Chapel work for social justice in various capacities.
WE CAN - West County Community Action Network grew from the involvement of Emerson Chapel members in local Black Lives Matter and racial justice efforts. It is now an independent coalition of people who live and work in West County, St. Louis and who seek to promote justice for all. Learn more on the WE CAN Facebook page.
Pride - Emerson Chapel participates in St. Louis and St. Charles pride activities annually during June. Along with the other St. Louis area UU churches, we march in the STL Pridefest parade and we host a booth at Pride St. Charles in Frontier Park.
Emerson Chapel's Collection Plate - One week per month, Emerson Chapel donates the entirety of the collection plate offerings to a local, national or international organization that is working to promote our values.
Past recipients include
- Direct Relief
- Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region
- Missouri Immigrant & Refugee Advocates (MIRA)
- EarthDance Farms
- Faith Aloud
- Missouri GSA Network
- The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC)
- The Unitarian Universalist Trauma Response Ministry
- The Little Bit Foundation
If you are interested in learning more about or participating in these efforts, please contact us by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone at (636)-757-3633. We’ll connect you and the group leader, who will be happy to speak with you.