July 1 - 30, 2023

Join us in collecting backpacks and school supplies for needy East Coachella Valley students. Galilee Center will distribute our donations in August.


Supply List for Backpack and School Supplies Drive

Please bring these items to UUCOD throughout the month of  July.  Place them in or around the brown lobby bins.  Please do not assemble them into notebooks, Galilee Center Volunteers will do that.

Glue Sticks
Safety Scissors
12” Rulers
Wide-Ruled Lined Paper
College-Ruled Lined Paper
Wide-Ruled Spiral Notebooks
College-Ruled Spiral Notebooks
Binder Notebooks
Black Ink Pens
Blue Ink Pens
Red Ink Pens
#2 Pencils
Color Pencils
Washable Markers
Yellow Highlighters
Backpacks various sizes for Kinder through 12th Grades

Click here for a convenient printable list.

The deadline for donating these items is July 30 at the Sunday Worship Service.


Social Justice Blog Posts

What’s On Your Ballott? California Ballott Proposition 1

Ballot Proposition 1 is not as clear as you might think.

The Social Justice Committee will be on the patio after the services in February to answer your questions about the propowsition. They will give you a handout explaining the pros and cons so you can cast an informed vote.

Arlene Rosenthal

By Denise Janssen Eager

It is with a heavy heart I share that Well in the Desert’s guiding light, Arlene Rosenthal, passed away peacefully Tuesday evening. She was 79 years old.

UUCOD had a long lasting partnership with Arlene and Well in the Desert.

As Well in the Desert’s president, Arlene was a fearless, tireless, and big-hearted advocate keeping those who live unhoused front & center in Palm Springs’ eye.

Take Action for a Future Free from Gun Violence

Want to take action on gun violence, but don’t know where to start? Feeling angry, overwhelmed, & numbed by the number, magnitude, frequency, & complexity of these murders? Take care of yourself first, but as soon as you are able, channel your feelings by taking action. Read on to see the actions you can take…

UUCOD the Vote: May 2022, Voting Rights Campaign Resumes

Several states have already restricted voting rights to discourage voters from casting their ballots. We can help! Take action to reach those voters by working with national organizations coordinating volunteers who encourage voters to cast their ballot in 2022.

Your 2022 Election Questions Answered

Question 1: Have the Congressional Districts in the Coachella Valley changed in 2022?

Answer: Yes, District 36 currently represented by Representative Raul Ruiz has been split.