"Our church is a community of people I am grateful to be a part of, who are honored as human equals and who find their own ways to serve our congregation and our community through our missions. It's a home for giving and receiving." Martha, life-long UU, 27 yrs this church
Together We Rise!
Financial Stewardship Appeal
How We Rise Together
We are home, in a community shaped by our own toil and treasure. Here we speak to one another of our communal aspirations, as distilled through the year's Dreamcatcher process:
As a people of faith we cultivate lives of meaning, reverence and depth; grounded in our principles, we create sanctuary where all hands are held; together we act toward justice, healing and sustainability.
The extraordinary generosity of so many brought our new Church into existence. All of us are the stewards of its health. We commit to its nurturance, growth and promotion by sharing our aptitudes, abilities and funds. We share our time and money. We share what we can in light of what is needed. Financial sharing is a gift of faith in what we are supporting, a commitment to uphold what we are creating, and a reward for our generosity. Each of us can take pleasure in contributing to the active life of the Church as it sustains us and reaches out to others.
A financial commitment each year ensures our Church's programs, services, and physical space. Our giving allows us a spiritual home in which we celebrate our togetherness in loving and transformative ways. Our giving provides an environment in which we can build relationships, renew our vision and translate it into action. Our giving makes possible clean, safe and functional spaces in which we educate our children, soar in worship, revive our spiritual energies, and celebrate in song.
This year's financial appeal is a process of rejoicing and reflecting on the many ways we support and nurture ourselves and one another. Having made a commitment to financially support our church, we will celebrate on Sunday, April 19, with a scrumptious brunch immediately following our morning service.
Make and Renew Pledges
Pledging is our traditional means for expressing our financial commitment to our Church. Each year at this time the Church gathers our individual pledges. Guidelines for Fair Share Giving (see attachment below) are available to help you decide how much is right for you to pledge.
The money that is pledged, in combination with other sources of revenue, informs the Church budget for the following year. You can pledge in three ways:
• Download, print and completea Pledge Form and an Automatic Withdrawal Form (see attachments below). The forms can be returned to the Church office either by mail or in person during business hours.
• Make pledge payment(s) using PayPal, download, print and complete the Pledge Form. Deliver it to UUCE in person of my mail.
For additional information contact:
2015-16 Financial Stewardship Chair: Judy Shaw 541/434-2462 email@example.com