Animal Ministry Action Group Member

QUUAM members are animal lovers who want to deepen their understanding of other species and their environments as well as advocate for the health, well being of all sentient creatures. QUUAM is a group that takes up social justice issues for all species as well as supports each other in our efforts and relationship to the greater-than-human world.

Detailed Description: 
Guided by the national organization Unitarian Universalist Animal Ministry (UUAM), the Quimper Animal Ministry Action Group works to advocate for the well-being of all animals, the natural world and seeks to deepen reverence and commitment to all life, including individuals of all species. “As we live a life of awareness based on our interdependence (UU 7th Principle) and the inherent worth and dignity of all beings (UU 1st Principle) we live fully, deeply, and authentically.” (quote from the UUAM website – We are working to develop activities we want to offer: movies, ALPS classes, speakers, field trips, and other fun events. Please join us and help raise awareness about how we humans can more fully engage with our fellow mortals while at the same time deepening our own appreciation of all species. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Mondays in the Den at QUUF from 5pm-6:30pm. Time of member commitment varies depending on how much one wants to contribute, take a lead on an activity and special skill the member wants to offer.
Service Term: 
3 years
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

QUUAM members provide a service to QUUF congregation in education and raising awareness about all species and the environment, thereby helping to change the social and world dynamics of human relationships that are helping or harming our planet. We deepen our relationships with each other in this action group as well as by working with other QUUF members and friends, and the greater community.

Skills Needed: 

The main skill needed is the love of other species and each other. In our Action Group Covenant we emphasize openness and loving communication - “We believe the shifting paradigm from human dominance to a reverence for all life is key to healing the world. Growing our skills and capacity for compassionate communication, we will act in ways that nourish one another and support our multi-species communities.” Other skills are WELCOMED and appreciated and can be utilized - we are a new and growing group needing the multi-skilled diversity of many members.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

No known training or requirements. We ask members agree with the QUUAM Covenant. If one goes on a field trip or volunteers as part of this group, the obvious “at your own risk” is always in place.

Contact Person: 
Polly Thurston
Contact Person Email:
Ministry Team: 
# of positions available: 
Position Open
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