Dreams Into Action
The 2013-2014 Stewardship Campaign
Now is the time to move into action the dreams that we have been developing for the last decade. We have the opportunity to redefine who we are as a church and what we can do to more deeply fulfill our mission in our new location. Our bright future will be built upon the stewardship ministry that we embark on together this year and carry into the future.
Patrick Phillips 541-685-1437
Kay Crider 541-685-1437
A Pledge Form, and
an Automatic Withdrawal Form
are available for downloading below, if you wish to use them.
Empowered by love
Community is a primary value of our church. We seek the fellowship of others and strive to provide a place that nurtures the inherent worth and dignity of all individuals. Our sustained growth and support means that this community can expand to embrace all who would join us.
We transform ourselves
We are a liberal religious organization that believes in the acceptance of one another and encourages a free and responsible search for truth and meaning. We support this by providing meaningful worship and lifelong religious education led by truly excellent professional staff.
We transform our world
We believe in living our values both within and beyond our church walls through a respect for the inter-dependent web of life and with the goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all. We have the opportunity to renew our commitment to community outreach and social justice and seek to increase the impact of the church beyond our walls.
We believe in living our values both within our church and outside, within the broader community, through a respect for the interdependent web of life of which we are all a part and with the goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all. We have the opportunity to renew our commitment to community outreach and social justice and seek to increase the impact of the church beyond our walls.
Giving as a spiritual practice
Our values are reflected in everything that we do: how we interact with one another, how we raise our children, how we live our lives. Our values are also reflected in how we allocate our precious resources of time and money.
Beyond a reflection of our values, the act of giving is itself a spiritual practice. To give to what you believe in is to support others in their quest for meaning. It is the spirit in which the gift is given that enhances our own well being, as well as those we help. We give not only for the direct benefit that we receive from the Church, but also for what we can contribute to others who would seek to find the Church—the community that we foster, that we cherish.
Fair Share Giving
Several years ago the congregation made a commitment to fair share giving. Please review the Fair Share Guide as you decide upon your financial commitment this year. If everyone became a “Sustainer” on the Fair Share Guide, we would have a fully funded church.
Our wonderful new church building adds a significant mortgage payment to our financial picture, and we are committed to fair compensation for our excellent staff. Accordingly, this year there is an additional line for gifts on the 2013-2014 pledge form, in addition to your annual financial commitment, to help us meet our increased budget during this transition year.
How we can do it together
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We're Well On Our Way!
Our Dreams Into Action annual stewardship campaign has resulted in some amazing and inspiring numbers as of mid-March. Annual pledges are up 18% over last year and we have an additional $92,000 in gifts to help us cover our new annual expense of a mortgage payment for our wonderful new church home. We still need pledge cards from about 150 households in order to fund our excellent programs and space going forward, so please turn in your pledges soon so that we can do our spring budget planning. Thank you for helping us build a bright future together.
All pledges and gifts to UUCE are gratefully received.