Sun, May 01, 2016

 Partner Organizations

Compassion and Choices of North Texas (formerly the Hemlock Society of North Texas) – An End-of-Life-Choices organization that favors legalization of physician aid in dying for terminally ill patients.


Liaison: Phil McClure at


Dallas Area Interfaith (DAI) First Church was a founding member of DAI, a non-partisan group bringing people together across racial, cultural, religious and economic lines to work toward social change in Dallas. More information is available at

Liaisons: Mary Lou Hoffman at mlhoffman3@gmail.comGwen Lummus at 214.543.4390 or, or Alan Lummus at 214.926.4148 or

Dallas Peace CenterThe Mission of the Dallas Peace Center is to promote a just and peaceful world through constructive action in education, dialogue, reconciliation and advocacy. More info is available at

Laison: Bill Maxwell at

Funeral Consumers Alliance/Memorial Society Dedicated to simplicity, dignity and economy in funeral arrangements.  The Society helps provide guidance and moral support to families who may be in a profound emotional state at the loss of their loved one and are unfamiliar with the complexities of decisions facing them at this intense time.  The Society offers educational materials, forms, and directives on end-of-life matters.


Liaison: Dolores English at


North Dallas Shared Ministries (NDSM) This social service organization was founded in 1983 by a coalition of five faith institutions in North Dallas, including First Church.  Over the years, NDSM’s supporting churches have grown to 50 and its range of services has broadened to include employment assistance, classes in English-as-a-second-language, and medical and dental services.  NDSM is staffed by volunteers with only one paid staff person.   First Church continues its commitment with financial support, quarterly food and clothing drives, and a steady stream of volunteers.  NDSM is a model of interfaith cooperation for our community. More Information is available at

Liaison: Trish Houck at

Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office (UU-UNO) Serves UU congregations as the center of information, advocacy and action at the United Nations. Provides a means for UUs to join hands with the international community to build world community with peace and justice. More information is available at

Liason: Mary Overton - 214-750-1093 or

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) The committee serves as our local group that joins the national UU Service Committee in expressing this church’s interest in concerns for human rights, social justice, voting, etc.  Check out the UUSC web site at to put UU principles into practice, to sign up for Action Alerts, and to subscribe to the UUSC newsletter, “Rights Now."


Liaison: David Gray - 214-342-2019 or

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