Active Social Justice Program

MSUS mmembers clean up Osborne Road

In June, 2016, MSUS will celebrate its 50th Anniversary. This article focuses on the church's active social justice program.

From its inception MSUS has had an active social justice program. Some activities are church sponsored with volunteers, others financially supported and others with both kinds of support.

50th Anniversary Trivia !!

TRIVIA QUESTION: Which social action activities has MSUS continuously supported since our beginnings?

BONUS QUESTION: Name five other social justice activities undertaken by the church over the years.

ANOTHER BONUS QUESTION: Why was the Osborne Road cleanup campaign adopted?

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50th Anniversary Trivia Answers

TRIVIA QUESTION: Which social action activities has MSUS continuously supported since our beginnings?

SACA and Meals on Wheels
MOW – Meals on Wheels – MSUS was a charter member when Meals on Wheels (MOW) was created in March 1973. Volunteers drive 5-7 times a year on routes in Fridley, Spring Lake Park and Columbia Heights. Meals are delivered to recovering patients, the elderly and disabled. Virginia C and Connie M were the original instigators and the Women’s Club gave monthly financial support for several years. The church budgeted a stipend for many years. Support greatly increased after a Second Sunday collection was dedicated to MOW.

SACA – Southern Anoka Community Assistance – MSUS has contributed money and goods to SACA since 1967. Members and church youth have volunteered at the Columbia Heights warehouse to help sort, pack and distribute food and Christmas gifts. SACA sponsors an emergency food program, thrift store, and distributes holiday dinners and Christmas toys. Carlotta S currently serves on its Board of Directors.

BONUS QUESTION: Name five other social justice activities undertaken by the church over the years.

Alexandra House, Pride Festival, Marriage Equality Amendment, School Supplies, Habitat for Humanity, UUSC, UNICEF, Buy Black, City View Transitional Housing, Community Gardens, Mississippi Box Project, White Earth Indian Project, Fridley Sand Dunes Clean-up, Peace Coffee, Peace Pole, SORT, Space for Elections and Community Services Use and many others. Look for details of Social Action projects at the 50th Anniversary exhibit.

ANOTHER BONUS QUESTION: Why was the Osborne Road cleanup campaign adopted?

In an effort to publicize MSUS and improve the environment, Connie M spearheaded an application to adopt a section of Anoka County roads. MSUS cleans Osborne Road between University Avenue and Old Central. A team cleans up trash and litter along the road as a twice a year multi-generational activity.