The Social Justice Council (SJC) exists to inform the congregation about important social and humanitarian needs and issues and to provide avenues for constructive service and action.

The SJC also serves as the liaison between FUSIT and the national Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC), keeping members informed about and facilitating participation in UUSC projects.

The SJC coordinates three specific volunteer programs:

1) Babies First – makes long-term loans of baby equipment such as car seats, cribs, strollers, crib sheets and baby clothing to low income families who have been referred by social service agencies. Contact via phone (607) 269-5385 or email

2) Friendship Center Lunches – volunteers make brown bag lunches for the Friendship Center which provides drop-in assistance for people who are experiencing home insecurity. Contact Jackie Jablonski at or 607-319-4271.

3) Ithaca Kitchen Cupboard – volunteers assist with the food pantry. Contact Beth Howard  at

The SJC frequently sponsors events held by various community groups working for social justice.

The SJC is a member of the Tompkins County Workers Center and we participate in their campaigns when requested. We are members of the Interfaith Impact of New York State and participate with other progressive religious organizations in lobbying Albany for progressive reform in areas of social justice.


The SJC meets monthly on the second Monday of the month. The meetings are open to the public. Join us for a meeting or join one of our Action Teams.

For more information or to get on the SJC agenda, contact Jackie Jablonski at