Pledge Day at First Universalist Church
Wednesday, March 11th
7:00 AM until 9:00 PM
The Pledge Team is excited to announce the first ever Pledge Day on Wednesday March 11, 2015 from 7am – 9pm. In keeping with the pledging rituals established in recent years, and with the goal of creating an intentional and positive, yet succinct, pledging experience for members, we looked to the voting process for inspiration.
You can expect an experience like Election Day, only more fun and with church friends rather than neighbors. We will be inviting members to submit their pledge on Pledge Day, either in person at church (election style, complete with snacks and “I Pledged” stickers), online or by phone. We’ll be sharing Pledge Day progress with the congregation throughout, and the day will culminate in a community meal and celebration at church, with tasty food, good music, and fellowship. Please join us!
As an expression of gratitude (and an incentive), all those who have made a pledge on or before Pledge Day will be entered into a raffle to win an iPad mini at the end of the Pledge Day celebration! There will be an additional iPad winner chosen from all pledges that made via automatic withdrawal. Need not be present to win, but why not come anyway?
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner will be served by congregants from various groups in our church.
Schedule of Events: FOOD and FUN
All Day – BOUNCE ‘TIL YOU DROP – Bouncy Castle in chalice room all day.
All Day – PROJECTS – Work projects including painting room 201 with Bob Freidman
(7:00-9:00) – BREAKFAST – Donated and served by the Planned Giving team.
11:30 am – NAMASTE – Bring your yoga mat for a yoga class taught by certified yoga instructor Kara Hirdman. **NOTE: Was originally scheduled for 10:30am.**
(12-2:00) – LUNCH – Donated and served by Barbara Melom and fellow church members.
Afternoon – KNIT AND PURL – Calling all knitters! Bring your knitting project and join us. Knit all afternoon if you’d like and hang around for dinner served by the choir.
Before Dinner – ARTS AND CRAFTS for all – Join artist and art teacher Shannon Steven and express what our church means to you. Then we’ll find a place to post your work.
Afternoon until 7 pm – MUSIC TO CELEBRATE by – Sacha Muller will bring his DJ’ing skills to the social hall with music for everyone.
(5:30-7:00) – DINNER – Donated and served by The Choir and lead by choir member Geoff Lenox.
(9:00) – iPAD MINI RAFFLE DRAWINGS – If you’ve pledged by the end of the day on Pledge Day or you’ve signed up for automatic payment of your pledge you are signed up to win one of two iPad Minis.
Members of the Pledge Team and First Universalist Staff will also be on hand to assist you or answer any questions that you may have about your pledge. We’ve created a tool to help you explore your own goals and motivations for generosity on our Exploring Generosity page.
*need not be present to win