April 20, 2010

Unitarian Church announces community recipients

Olympia Brown Unitarian Universalist Church, which shares its Sunday collections with area non-profit organizations, announces those that will receive Beyond-These-Four-Walls grants for July through December. The program began as a way for the church to help others and to support community efforts to assist individuals across a spectrum of needs.

The recipients for the second half of 2010 are:
  • July, Cops ‘n Kids for youth reading and a summer garden program;
  • August, Women and Children’s Horizons for children's play equipment for victims of domestic and sexual violence and abuse;
  • September, Friends of the Public Library for youth reading through the Battle of the Books;
  • October, Racine Urban Garden Network for urban gardening and increased consumption of foods from local sources;
  • November, Racine Symphony Orchestra for annual educational events to preserve our musical heritage;
  • December, Foundations of Life for education and health for teen mothers through peer-facilitated group sessions.
The recipients make brief presentations to the congregation during their designated month to inform church members of their work and mission.

Interested non-profit organizations may contact the Unitarian Church at 634-0659 for information regarding the Beyond-These-Four-Walls Program.


  1. You know, dozens of other churches in our community help people out too, whether individuals or group programs, etc. Always have and always will.

    But it figures you would only report on the lefty, liberal Gaia-loving, environmentalist church.

  2. Tim the Shrubber4/21/2010 10:41 AM

    I am going to guess that the Unitarian Church sent the info to Racine Post. If other churches followed suit, I'll bet that it would also get published on Racine Post.

    Plenty of bias on this site, but I doubt this is a good example.

  3. Tim the Shrubber = Ignorant Fool

  4. Tim the Shrubber4/21/2010 1:17 PM

    Hey...you forgot to use the tag 'Jim the Irish Pubber'!

    Come on! Get with the game! At least do it right if you are going to be the troll that stalks my every post.

  5. Oh come on, who are we kidding? Olympia Brown is the only one ever mentioned here or reported on because it's the only church here that says "Racine," whereas the others churches in town say "Christ," which is how it's supposed to be.

  6. Tim the Shrubber4/22/2010 9:41 AM

    "Olympia Brown is the only one ever mentioned here..."

    I'm a bit skeptical of that claim...below is a list of all Racine Post stories mentioning chuches and religious organizations since the beginning of the year. It does not seem to be dominated by the Unitarians. (Of course, we don't want reality to get in the way of a good rant, do we?)

    Olympia Brown Unitarian

    Gethsemane Lutheran

    First Presbyterian

    Racine Interfaith Coalition

    Racine Dominican Sisters

    Regional Lutheran Church(New Bishop)


    Racine Christian School

    Racine Lutheran

    St. Catherine's

  7. Thank you, Tim.
    Anon needs to be exorcised.