It is through your generous support that the UUCC is able to offer life-changing programming, support our dedicated staff and maintain our much-used building – all a means to an end in fulfilling our mission: Challenged by our liberating faith, we discover deeper spiritual meaning, nurture loving community, cultivate courageous connections, and partner in the work of justice. Your financial relationship to our congregation means a great deal to our members and to those in the larger community aided and inspired by our witness.
We are pleased to announce our 2023-2024 theme, “Living into Relationship: Nurturing Loving Community,” with its focus on growing and deepening our connections to one another, and we welcome our new full-time Director of Lifespan Religious Education Paula Gribble, who along with the rest of our professional staff will offer services and programming related to this theme.
In addition, our Settled Minster Search team is working diligently to find a new Settled Minister who will join the staff in August 2024. Candidates for this position place great importance on the financial health of a congregation. Your pledges play a vital role in ensuring the success of our search process.
Each year, UUCC members are asked to pledge 5% of their gross household income or to be as generous as possible.
SEASONAL STEWARDSHIP AND PLEDGING
In this interim ministry year as we re-examine all that we undertake as a congregation, including our approach to stewardship, we are making some adjustments to the campaign that we think will make it more accessible. We’re also adding seasonal events to celebrate and gather our community.
From monthly to seasonal campaigns…
We are in the second year of our seasonal campaign process. These campaigns vary slightly in that we group former monthly pledge groups into three separate campaigns: “Fall” (formerly September through November), “Winter” (formerly December through February) and “Spring” (formerly March through June). By combining months, we are streamlining our efforts and providing additional time for communicating with members.
In the first month of each seasonal campaign, members will receive pledge renewal packets and some members will be contacted by a canvasser. In the second month, we celebrate and thank members of the pledge group with a community potluck. Pledge renewals are due by the third Sunday and staff will follow up with members and canvassers who have not responded. In the third month, pledge acknowledgments and thank you letters will be sent along with a follow-up email sharing campaign results.
Information about the seasonal campaign process will be in our stewardship communications throughout the year. If you have any immediate questions or concerns, please contact one of your stewardship staff liaisons: Kelly Greene at firstname.lastname@example.org, Alesia Hutto at email@example.com and John Herrick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can make a pledge at any time by using this link. Thank you for your generous support of the UUCC!
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CHARITABLE TAX STATUS
The UUCC is an IRS-qualified 501(c)(3) and 170(c) charitable religious organization. The UUCC tax-exempt federal identification number is 56-6056289. For estate tax purposes, bequests, legacies, devises, or transfers to the UUCC or the Trust are deductible as they are in accord with the provision of the Internal Revenue Code Section 2055(a) and related regulations.