Each week, we share one third of our offering with a local nonprofit to show our support for organizations whose work furthers the values expressed in our denomination’s Seven Principles.  We hope that Share the Plate will also bring a greater awareness to the community of Allen Avenue UU Church and Unitarian-Universalist values.

Share the Plate recipients for the 2017-18 church year are:

July-August 2017       Guitar Doors
September 2017        Maine AllCare
October 2017             American Civil Liberties Union of Maine Foundation
November 2017         Maine Unitarian Universalist State Advocacy Network
December 2017         Minister’s Discretionary Fund
January 2018             Supporting Immigrant Tenants
February 2018            Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism
March 2018                Project FEED
April 2018                   Maine Inside Out
May 2018                   Family Promise
June 2018                  Friends of Portland Adult Education


Share the Plate recipients are selected by the Social Action Committee from nominations submitted by members of the congregation, usually for nonprofits for which they volunteer or have some other connection. At the first Sunday service of each month, the person who nominated the selected organization for that month presents an overview of the organization and its work to the congregation.

Members who would like to nominate a Share the Plate recipient are invited to contact Leo Barrington.  The deadline for 2018-2019 nominees is expected to be in April, 2018.