Becoming a Sanctuary Congregation


Becoming a Sanctuary Congregation

On March 9, 2017, our members voted to become a Sanctuary Congregation.

Special Congregational Meeting March 9, 5:30 p.m.

Click here for Announcement.


Town Hall Discussion on Becoming a Sanctuary Congregation (Questions and Answers with Rev. Scott McNeill) Sunday, March 5 at 4:00 p.m.


UUCB Becoming Sanctuary Frequently Asked Questions

As we receive questions about becoming a Sanctuary Congregation, and gather information, we hope to answer some of those questions via this webpage. There is more information below, and we may post revisions of the Frequently Asked Questions document in the coming days.


Click here to listen to a podcast on this topic, shared by Margie Schrader.


Webinars for more information:

‪Solidarity and Sanctuary: A Survey of Options for Action:

‪UUCSJ & UURISE Webinar on Faithful Discernment: Is Your Congregation Called to Offer Sanctuary?:

Live Webinar on Monday, February 27, 2017 – The Path Toward Sanctuary: A Practical Guide: (this webinar will also be recorded for later viewing)


UUA Page on the Sanctuary Movement:

Stories and More Information


UUA information on Immigrant Justice:

Including Education Resources

Stories and Connection


Who We Partner With

Effective justice ministry depends on partnership. UU partners for immigrant justice work, beyond the Unitarian Universalist Association, include UU State Action Networks, congregation-based community organizations, the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, the UU College of Social Justice, and UU Refugee and Immigrant Services and Education (UURISE). UUs also form interfaith and advocacy partnerships, such as with the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, the Interfaith Immigration Coalition, No More Deaths, and Puente Human Rights Movement.


If we became a UU Sanctuary Congregation, we would be the only one within a 300 mile radius: