East Shore Unitarian Church (Bellevue, WA) was honored by the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) as the 2011 Social Justice Congregation. The award, presented at a UUSC breakfast held during UUA General Assembly, recognizes exemplary institutional efforts to advance human rights work in collaboration with UUSC. The congregation’s many activities and generosity in supporting several UUSC efforts were noted as outstanding.
Linda McKim Bell, First Unitarian Church of Portland (OR), received the 2011 Social Action Leadership Award from UUSC for her creative, inspiring, and effective leadership in working with UUSC to advance justice. Linda volunteers as regional coordinator for the UUSC in the Pacific Northwest.
UUSC selected Alice Roup, University Unitarian Church (Seattle, WA), as one of two recipients of the 2011 Mary-Ella Holst Youth Activist Award. Alice was cited for her achievements in advancing human rights through her activities with UUSC, such as educating her congregation about UUSC’s Freedom Summer: A Civil Rights Journey, in which she participated in 2010.