How We Serve

We fulfill our mission to live our principles and spread our Unitarian Universalist values in the world through service to others. We do this in our own church community with programs such as Welcoming Congregation and the EqUUal Inclusion1, and in the greater community by working with a variety of organizations such human service organizations that meet environmental, educational, health, or social service needs or organizations that promote the democratic process.

Some Organizations that We Support

These are some of the many local organizations our members support with their time and money:

Education

  • Alameda Elementary School
  • Carl Conlee Elementary School
  • Central Elementary School
  • Dona Ana Elementary School
  • MacArthur Elementary School
  • Valley View Elementary School
  • Educational Outreach Program of the Las Cruces Symphony Association

Environment

  • Southwest Environmental Center

Health Care

  • St. Luke’s Health Care Clinic
  • Mesilla Valley Hospice
  • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (Dona Anna County)

Human Services

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Las Cruses
  • Casa de Peregrinos Food Program
  • Community Action Agency of Southern New Mexico
  • El Caldito Soup Kitchen
  • Jardin de Los Ninos
  • RSVP (Rio Grande Retired and Senior Volunteer Program)
  • Women’s Intercultural Center

Affordable Housing

  • Mesilla Valley Habitat for Humanity
  • Tierra Del Sol Housing Corporation

Democracy

  • League of Women Voters
  • Southern New Mexico Common Cause

1The EqUUal Inclusion program began in June 2008; one of its goals is to raise money to improve access to the church by people with physical, cognitive and mental health disabilities.