“Creature Connection” Animal Ministry was founded in 2010 as a chapter of the national-level Unitarian Universalist Animal Ministry. Our mission is:
- To raise awareness and deepen understanding of animal justice and ethical issues, relating these issues to core Unitarian Universalist values – primarily, the interdependence of all life and respect for the worth and dignity of all beings;
- To create opportunities for dialogue on these issues;
- To encourage and support each other on this journey;
- To advocate for and give meaningful voice to the “voiceless”
To further this mission, the ‘Creature Connection’ ministry:
- facilitates book discussion classes
- sponsors documentary screenings, discussions and presentations by animal advocacy organizations, congregational forums and workshops on a variety of animal issues and congregational vegetarian/vegan dinners
- helps plan and participates in “Blessing of the Animals” services, animal-themed sermons and animal awareness education programs for our children and youth
- organizes visits to animal sanctuaries
- attends local and national-level animal conferences and animal law symposiums
- spearheads the planning and organization of an annual congregational animal-themed fair.
For questions about how you can get involved, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.