Social Action

Faithfully engaging others toward a more just society and planet. That’s the role of the Social Action Committee (SAC). The SAC works with Resource Teams, Associations, Churches, and People of the Maine Conference to help promote their engagement in social action.

What We Do

SAC initiates new social action endeavors on behalf of the Conference, such as opposing LD 926 of the 130th Maine Legislature which would have forced trans girls to defend their gender identity publicly if they wanted to participate in school sports. The SAC also offered testimony in support of LD 1626, a bill to enhance Tribal Sovereignty in Maine . In the winter of 21/22 we offered an online series of 3 workshops: “Organizing for Social Action in the Local Church”, “Immigration and ‘Loving Your Neighbor’”, and “Climate Change”. The SAC also serves as the clearing house for resolutions brought before the Maine Conference Annual Meeting.


Read the latest SAC Resource Guide, containing a summary of SAC’s recent initiatives and the Maine Conference UCC Resolutions as well as resources related to climate change, gun safety, homelessness, immigration, LGBTQ+, tribal sovereignty, and more.

Who We Are

The SAC is comprised of representatives appointed by each of our seven Associations. In addition, representation is provided from the Maine Conference Board of Directors and the Pilgrim Lodge Leadership Team.

Our Representatives

Katahdin Association: Linda Depew

Sunrise Association: Hannah Mondrach

York Association: Rev. Melissa Marquis

Cumberland Association: John Brooking

Oxford Union Association: Dianne Morse-Leonard

Living Water Association: Ian Lynch

Midcoast Association: OPEN

Pilgrim Lodge Leadership Team: OPEN

Board of Directors: Kathy Woodside and Stephen Hastings 

Our representatives were last elected in April of 2022.

Connect With Us


Want to learn more about our ongoing projects and connect with the SAC? Follow our Facebook page! 

Contact Our Members

For further information on the SAC, contact Stephen Hastings or Kathy Woodside.