Read the full issue of this week’s Liberal here: The Weekly Liberal April 13
Capital Campaign Co-Chairs Dan Berg and Sofi Ali write:
Good news: We’re happy to report that we’ve now raised nearly $4 million in pledges for our capital campaign, “Not for Ourselves Alone: Building an Inclusive Future.” Thanks to the many members and friends who have stepped up with early and inspirational generosity!
Our campaign goal is to connect with each member about their annual pledge for the coming church year, and ask their support for the capital campaign to be paid over the next five years.
If you haven’t been contacted yet, HAVE FAITH! We are still recruiting volunteers to complete the task by the end of May. When you do receive a call, please respond as quickly as possible and accept this opportunity to meet personally for 30-45 minutes to talk about the church and our exciting plans. These are friendly conversations; we encourage generosity, but with no pressure! We trust that each of us will decide on a gift that reflects our commitment to the church and what we can afford to give.
We hope to receive as many pledges as possible by Pledge Day, which is on Wednesday, April 26. If you aren’t contacted or available for a personal visit in the next two weeks, we invite you to schedule a visit with a campaign volunteer at church for April 24th, 25th or while you are at Pledge Day on the 26th. Stop by the campaign table in the social hall to reserve a time.
On Pledge Day, we will also have everyone’s annual campaign pledge cards available so that those still awaiting a capital campaign visit can make their annual pledge. The Board of Trustees will base next year’s operating budget on the pledged commitments to 2017-18. This budgeting process needs to be completed by early May, and presented for approval by the congregation at our Annual Meeting on June 4.
And yes, on Pledge Day there will be BINGO, as well as a bouncy house, prizes, fabulous food catered by The Sioux Chef, and more. Pledging to the church has never been this much fun!!!
It’s a pleasure to work with our outstanding Steering Committee, Annual Pledge Team, and campaign volunteers in this all-in campaign to repair, improve and make more accessible our Dupont Avenue home, and to deepen the church’s presence in the city as a place of action as well as worship!
Thank you for your support!
Dan Berg and Sofi Ali
Capital Campaign Co-Chairs