United in Christ’s love, a just world for all.
As a congregation of the United Church of Christ, we are dedicated to justice, advocacy, and service to our neighbors here in Miami and around the world.
We welcome and affirm people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions in the membership and leadership of our church.
We focus our justice efforts on alleviating systemic injustice of all types using non-violence in the hope of reconciliation in Jesus, that “Peace is possible.”
We open our doors to undocumented immigrants in need of sanctuary and will support those who are threatened by policies that are separating families and deporting people who are members of our community.
We are welcoming, inclusive, supportive, and engaged for mental health, committed to reducing the stigma and to include people with mental illnesses/brain health/emotional challenges and their families, in the full life of the church.
Led by our Board of Justice and Witness, and in partnership with local and national organizations, our congregation is committed to five impact goals for justice and peace.
1. Create a welcoming city for immigrants and refugees
2. Provide safety and support for those experiencing homelessness
- Chapman Partnership Homeless Services
- Back Bay Mission
- Neighborhood Housing Services
- PACT Affordable Housing Committee
3. Protect the environment
4. Reject and dismantle racism
5. Sustain a welcoming community for LGBTQ people
If you are interested in working on any of these issues with Gables UCC, please contact Pastor Aaron at AaronL@gablesucc.org.
The Community Relations Grant Program reflects the mission of our congregation to support the efforts of justice and peace in South Florida.
Two sources of funding are available, with priority given to local, non-profit organizations doing work in the areas of children and youth, and immigration.
Emphasis is placed on developing community-based programs, projects and events. An organization may apply only once during the calendar year. For-profit or commercial organizations need not apply. The committee will consider requests up to $2,500.
To apply, please select one fund from the options below and fill out the application.
Margie Berry Scholarship Fund: for the education and enrichment of migrant women and children.
Mary Porter Wise Outreach Fund: for the care and nurturing of youth and children.