Church members at a peace vigil following the shootings at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston SC
Church members at Modesto vigil following the shootings at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston SC.


UUs are known for active engagement in social justice issues.  As Rabbi Abraham Heschel said about marching with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King in Selma, Alabama, “When I marched in Selma, I felt my legs were praying.”



On-Going Justice Projects

Currently our congregation has two on-going justice projects:

  • Family Promise
    This is a Homeless families volunteer program. Members volunteer throughout the year to chaperon homeless families spending the night at The Church of the Brethren. For more information, please visit the Modesto Family Promise web page.


  • Winter Shelter
    Once a month, six months a year, a team of volunteers prepare and serve dinner for about 150 people at the Modesto Winter Shelter. The 20140414_hd_tnshelter is open November to April. Our children assemble hygiene kits, which we distribute on the evenings we serve food. We welcome volunteers and donations.

Other Justice Events

Walk a Mile

fina_05Each Spring, several men from our congregation don high-heel shoes and attempt to walk a mile in them to raise funds for Haven Women’s Center of Stanislaus County. Visit the Walk a Mile web site for more information.


Modesto Pride

The congregation has been an active presence at Modesto Pride, which takes place in October.