Share the Plate

October, 2015

All Peoples Church is October's Share the Plate Recipient

UCN acts directly to live our principle of "justice, equity, and compassion in human relationships." Through the Share the Plate program UCN supports, with monthly donations from offerings, humanitarian and social justice programs in the greater Milwaukee community, other Wisconsin communities, nationally and internationally. Each month, fifty per cent of the cash and fifty per cent of checks written to UCN with the caption "Sharing the Plate" are donated to a non-profit program that is advocating for humanitarian and social justice issues. Candidates are nominated by a member or friend of the congregation, then reviewed and approved by our Social Justice Committee.

The Social Justice Committee is pleased to announce that All Peoples Church is the October recipient of our Share the Plate offerings. All Peoples Church is providing a leadership role in addressing the significant social justice issues that face Milwaukee's central city and its largely African American residents. It has a multi-cultural congregation that is located in the Harambee Neighborhood within Milwaukee's central city, with a second campus in the Havenwoods' neighborhood on Milwaukee's northwest side. As part of the ELCA, and much in accord with their ministry, they are strongly directed at social justice for disadvantaged people in Milwaukee's central city. All Peoples Church has 501(c)(3) non-profit status, and is primarily funded through grants, member giving and partner giving.

Among other services, they provide activities and education that instills discipline and leadership in the congregation's youth. They maintain community gardens and provide free farm stand markets, meals to community members, and they provide a food pantry. They have continued to they serve as an organizing institution for issues that relate to social justice, particularly social justice issues that affect people of color in Milwaukee's central city. No group or individuals are excluded from membership or from receiving services offered by the Church.

All of us are aware of non-profit organizations that are doing important work in addressing the significant social problems we face here in southeastern Wisconsin and beyond. Please consider nominating an organization that you feel is a worthy recipient. For more information about Share the Plate go to the 'Share' button on our website.

Submitted by Mark Bruhy, Social Justice Committee


Past Share the Plate Recipients

How to Nominate an Organization for Share the Plate

The Social Justice Committee needs and accepts nominations for Share the Plate throughout the year.  Please consider nominating a special program or agency you know about. A nomination form is available from the office.

Nominations for recipients of the SHARE THE PLATE offerings are open. If you would like to nominate your favorite non-profit program contact the church office. To nominate an organization, complete this form and return it to the church via email ( or post:

Unitarian Church North
13800 North Port Washington
Mequon, WI 53097

Thank you!

UCN Social Justice Committee