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Who We Are:

Spirit in Action, the social justice group, was formed to serve people in our community, across the country and throughout the world to live in dignity and peace. Among the issues addressed are homelessness, immigration, women's rights, equality for all, gun control, refugees, just to name a few. We join with other organizations working in these areas. Our mission: Connect with the community to insure love and equality to all that are in need of light.

Contact: Viraj Ward at virajward@gmail.com for questions.

Roasted Turkey

Thanksgiving Day Service Opportunity


On Thanksgiving Day in 2019, a group of over 20 congregation members from Universal Spirit Center prepared and served food for over 100 people, for a Tijuana – based organization called
Madres y Familias de Deportadas en Accion. This organization provides ongoing resources, legal educational, social and health services to families, and United States veterans who have been
deported by the US government. Many of the people served by the organization lived their entire lives in the US, and have since been separated forever from their children and families.

Thanksgiving is not a Mexican holiday – but it was a holiday celebrated by the people served by Madres and Familias when they lived in the United States. So it was our pleasure to bring some
of the holiday joy these families used to experience.

In 2020, there was no Thanksgiving dinner because of COVID. But we would like to do something similar again this year on Thanksgiving for our neighbors just across the border.


Please click the button below to let us know how you would like to be involved:

1. Help prepare a Thanksgiving dish or cook a turkey  and  bring it the Universal Spirit Center office on Thanksgiving Day morning. We are longer taking the food to TJ. It will be delivered by Madres y Familias de Deportadas en Accion.

2. Prepare food in your own home.

3. Make a donation for food and supplies.


We will also have sign-up sheets before and after our Gatherings on Sunday.

Contact Doug Cooper at Doug@DougCooper.com for more info.

Shelter to Soldier

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November is when we pay tribute to our combat veterans (November 11)! We will be supporting Shelter to Solider, a nonprofit that adopts dogs from shelters and rescue organizations and trains them to become psychiatric service dogs for post-9/11 combat veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress (PTS)and other injuries associated with traumatic service experiences.

Doggie treats, collars, leashes and other items are needed to help the program. Please consider buying an item from their either their Amazon Wishlist or Chewy list (items are mailed directly to the organization). Questions? Contact Viraj Ward (619) 971-0029.