Guest at your Table (GAYT)
Guest at Your Table (GAYT) is UUSC’s annual intergenerational program to raise support for and awareness about the UUSC’s work to advance human rights. The Guest at your Table program highlights people around the world who have been helped by UUSC. This program usually runs at UUCPA between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
The 2016-2017 program theme is Defying Hate, based on the recent release of the Ken Burns documentary about UUSC founders Martha and Waitstill Sharp, Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War(on PBS). The Sharps defied hate by helping Jews and dissidents escape Nazi Germany using brave, creative methods, many of which could have caused them to be imprisoned, tortured, or worse. Learn more about the Sharps and UUSC’s beginnings.
If you want to get the children involved, here’s what you can do:
- Pick up a Guest at Your Table box at UUCPA.
- These are small cardboard boxes that sit on your dinner table.
- Each night at dinner, have your children place some spare change into the box
- Perhaps the amount that their evening meal would cost for one more person. Emphasize to the children that everyone joining together in a small way can bring about changes in a big way.
- Before Christmas, you can count up the money you have collected, and submit a check made out to “UUCPA” with “Guest at Your Table” on the memo line.
Questions? Contact Beth Nord, this year’s Guest at Your Table Coordinator.