Nurturing the Church We Built
Financial Stewardship Appeal
We enter our new Church building and feel an immediate sense of pride and accomplishment. We are home, in a building we shaped with our own toil and treasure. We gave of ourselves so that we could accommodate a more expansive and inclusive community. And that is what has happened. People are coming. Our programs are growing. We are loving, transforming and serving.
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.
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 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:
1. Obtain and fill out a pledge form and an automatic withdrawal form from the UUCE office during regular business hours, and turn them in there. On these forms you can indicate the amount you are pledging and the manner in which you prefer to give it.
2. Download and fill out the pledge form and automatic withdrawal form provided below. The forms can be returned to the Church office either by US mail or in person during business hours.
3. Click on the PayPal button below, fill out the form and submit it via Internet.
For additional information contact:
2014 Financial Stewardship Chair: Lesley Rex 541-636-3093 firstname.lastname@example.org