If You Care About Making a Difference...
you will find social justice opportunities at Rincon. By feeding the hungry, participating in community events, contributing to disaster relief or standing up for equal rights of all people, regardless of age, education, financial status, gender or sexual orientation there is a place at Rincon for you to make a difference. For information about our Justice and Witness programs, contact Randy Decker, Chair of the Justice and Witness Ministry Team.
Casa Maria Sandwich Preparation:
Every 4 weeks, we gather in the Fellowship Hall on Saturday morning to make approximately 1,600 sandwiches for the Casa Maria free soup kitchen. The sandwiches are delivered to the soup kitchen and the following Sunday, volunteers make and serve soup at the kitchen. This ministry has been supported by Rincon volunteers for many years and requires a number of volunteers for shopping, bread pick-up, Fellowship Hall set-up and clean-up, delivery to Casa Maria and soup making. New volunteers are always welcome. Contact the coordinator, Anne Esborn via email: firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can help.
Primavera Meal Prep: On the fourth Tuesday of each month Rincon volunteers prepare a meal in the Rincon kitchen for the Five Points transition housing unit run by Primavera. The meal is delivered to Five Points by a volunteer in time for dinner.
Eon Pride Meal: Every third Friday volunteers prepare a potluck meal to share with Eon youth at the Southern AZ Aids Foundation (SAAF) lounge. Contact Jeana Butler.
Immigration Reform: Rincon continues to study the immigration policies that affect so many lives along the border. Operation Streamline, one of these policies, was witnessed first hand by two Rincon UCC friends. Read their account of this process:
TIHAN Poz Cafe: Once a year Rincon partners with another faith community as volunteers at the Thursday cafe befitting those living with HIV/AIDS. The 2015 date is February 18. Contact Jeana Butler.
AIDSWALK. Early October
Jacome Plaza 101 North Stone Avenue, Tucson, Arizona. Join the Rincon team and help support a healthier community. The Rincon team will meet at the walk site at 8am. Contact Randy Decker, 520-319-1924. Visit the Rincon page here to join the team or to make a donation.
Crop Hunger Walk: This is the original charitable walking event in the U.S. aimed at ending hunger locally and abroad. Join the Rincon UCC team or make a donation here. Click on the Register or the Donate tab and choose Rincon UCC to support our efforts to end world hunger.
Zambian Children's Fund, a grass roots effort started by Rincon member Kathe Padilla in 1977, houses and educates Zambian children orphaned by AIDS at the Chishawasha Children’s Home of Zambia near Lusaka, Zambia.Contact Kathe Padilla 520.323.2504.
Five for Five: A commitment to support the justice and mercy missions of the wider United Church of Christ through the special mission offerings -
Our Church's Wider Mission
Neighbors In Need
One Great Hour of Sharing
Strengthen the Church
Sharing our campus with ministry partners is also part of our justice work. Learn more about the community groups with which we partner.