Ministry of Justice and Outreach
Activities coordinated by MOJO include the following:
Earth Care – NUCC actively engages in a ministry of stewardship of God’s Creation within the church and the community to ensure a sustainable planet. We find ways to inspire congregational members and friends to make personal stewardship commitments in their lives and empower them to take this ministry to the larger community through effective advocacy
Justice Advocacy – To increase our effective advocacy reach we partner with FAN (Faith Action Network) which connects us with over 100 communities across Washington State providing education and opportunities for public witness. Collectively we can communicate directly with legislators and policy makers, and assist in coordinating public or community forums.
WMM (Woodinville Meaningful Movies) – NUCC partners with the Meaningful Movies Project. WMM coordinates screening events of social justice documentaries on the 2nd Friday of each month. The movies are free and open to the public, with free-will donations gratefully accepted. A facilitated discussion follows each movie, and we always have freshly popped popcorn.
Crop Hunger Walk – The Crop Hunger Walk is an annual event coordinated locally by WIN (Woodinville Interfaith Network) and nationally by CWS (Church World Service). A portion of the money raised is donated to local organizations (i.e. Camp Unity and the YMCA Summer Lunch Program) while the larger part is donated through CWS to areas of greatest need in the world to help end hunger and provide clean drinking water. Please visit our website at: www.crophungerwalk.org/woodinvillewa
JLP (Justice Leadership Program) – In partnership with PNCUCC (Pacific Northwest Conference United Church of Christ) JLP (Justice Leadership Program) NUCC will be welcoming Daniel de la Rosa, our second JLP intern this fall.
DANIEL DE LA ROSA
Hello! My name is Daniel de la Rosa. I am a 26-year-old Cuban- American male who is fluent in Spanish and English. I was born and raised in Miami, Florida by my lovely single mother. She is my best friend, mentor, and overall favorite person in the world. I graduated from the University of Florida in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology. I’ve been serving with Americorps for the last two years in Miami through a program called Florida Reading Corps. I work as a literacy tutor in a Head Start classroom with preschool aged children. The skills and experiences I’ve gained have come to define my work ethic and character. I’ve learned how to work with intention and purpose. Some of my interests and hobbies include watching baseball, playing games of all kinds, and eating delicious food! I am eager to bring these skills along with an open mind and heart to my new life in Seattle.
Seattle Pride Parade – MOJO partners with the Justice and Witness Ministry of the PNCUCC to ensure the opportunity for our congregation to participate in this lively June event.
Homelessness – We support Camp Unity Eastside, a homeless tent encampment which must move locations every few months, and participate in Seattle’s One Night count.
During the Christmas season we decorate a Giving Tree with tags for gifts to be donated to local charities and have hosted an Alternative Gift Fair.
MOJO coordinates other special donations and requests throughout the year.