Celebrate Your Church!
This year the Pledge Drive will be short and fun. By the end of the day on Pledge Day we will need to have all pledges in so we can plan our 2015-2016 budget. This shaves two weeks off our usual Pledge Drive. It can work if we all step up and make our pledge by the end of Pledge Day. This is our responsibility.
After Sunday service, be sure to pick up your pledge packet! Volunteers will be handing them out at the tables outside of the sanctuary immediately following the service.
Pledge Day is on Wednesday, March 11th
From 7 am – 9 pm
This is a day to reflect, pledge and celebrate your church. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served complements of fellow congregants. Planned giving team is sponsoring the breakfast, Barbara Melom and friends is sponsoring lunch and Geoff Lenox is leading the Choir in sponsoring the dinner. We are planning family friendly activities throughout the day. Look for a schedule of events here.
We are here because of the generosity of those around you now and those that came before you. We have four main goals for this 2015-2016 Pledge Drive.
1. Increase pledging to account for the elimination of RE Fees
2. Increase pledging to support the racial justice work within our walls and activism in our community. (Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative, trainings and events.)
3. Increase the number of members that pledge.
4. Increase the number of members that sign up for automatic payment.
We have so much to be grateful for and are well on our way to meeting these goals. Most of your fellow congregants on the Pledge Team and on the Board have committed to pledging 5% of their incomes to First Universalist Church. Not all of us could afford this level but we are all aspiring to reach it.
Our church has grown in strength and influence and has become a force for change in the greater community. We are strong because of our beliefs and our mission. If we are to exercise our strength and live our mission we must all share the financial cost of our work. Use our Generosity Calculator in the Pledge section our website to help you discern how your beliefs and stewardship align. Think about the abundance you have and pledge.
Pledge Team Chair