Ministries

Community Plate

Since the fall of 2003 the Concord UU church has given away its entire Sunday offering plate each week. As part of our spiritual/financial outreach, it is agreed that the Community Plate should go either to an individual facing extraordinary circumstances—such as a house fire or overwhelming medical needs—or to a non-profit organization whose mission is anchored in UU principles. These principles include working for justice, equity, peace, liberty, preservation of the natural world and the acceptance of diverse lifestyles and religious beliefs.

Recipients are suggested by church members and chosen by a rotating committee of volunteers.

Some of the organizations that have recieved Community Plate donations are listed below. You may click on the links to learn more about each organization.

American Anti-Slavery Group
Apple Hill Chamber Players
Arbor Day Foundation
Belknap Merrimack County CAP “New Start Program”
CARE World Hunger Campaign
CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children
CATCH East Side Emergency Fund (Fire Recovery)
Child and Family Services Concord Group Home (Activity Fund)
Children's Place
Community Action Program
Concord Multicultural Project
Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association 
Congregational Church: Cold Weather Shelter
Crop Walk
Doctors Without Borders
Dress for Success 
Fabulous African Fabrics (AIDS support)
Families in Transition
Family to Family, Katrina, Family 1
Feminist Health Center
Foster Family Fund, Barre Fire Department
Freedom to Marry Coalition
Friendly Kitchen
Friend's Program Homeless Shelter
Fuel Assistance Program
Granite State Independent Living
Habitat for Humanity – St Bernard Parish
Heifer International
Hospice House
Interfaith Council Cold Weather Shelter
Interfaith Refugee Committee
KWIHEED
Lend Me A Hand Fund, (for non-insured)
Live and Let Live
Lutheran Social Services (Refugee Gifts)
Maganeau Fund
Massachusetts Men's Gathering
Mayhew Program
Mr. Fixit
Musicians United to Sustain the Environment
Neighbor Helping Neighbor Fuel Assistance Program
New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
New Hampshire Council of Churches
NH Disaster Relief Fund
NH Faithful Democracy
NH Freedom To Marry
NH Rivers Council 
Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
Payson Center for Cancer Care
Project Second Start
Rape and Domestic Violence Crisis Center 
Red Cross – targeted for N.H. flood victims
Red Cross, Keene Flood Relief
Rest for the Nations (Refugee Relief)
Salvation Army McKenna House
Sheila Stanley Mental Health Fund
Society for the Protection and Care of Animals (SPCA)
Society for the Protection of NH Forests
Southern Poverty Law Center
Special Olympics
Star Island Scholarships
The Global AIDS Fund
Trout Unlimited – Nash Stream
UNICEF
United Negro College Fund
UU Congregation Rock Tavern Fire 
UU Service Committee Darfur/Sudan Relief
UU Service Committee Haiti Hurricane Relief
UU Service Committee, Katrina, General Recovery
UU Service Committee, Katrina, UU Church Recovery
UU Service Committee Tsunami Relief
UU Service Committee, South Asia Earthquake Relief
UUA Florida District Hurricane Relief Fund
Volunteers For Peace
We Are Animal Guardians
Wings of the Dawn Wildlife Rehabilitation Center