“Planting Our Future”
2022-2023 Annual Stewardship Pledge Drive
(July 2022 – June 2023)

colorful drawing showing potted plants, yellow daisies, beetles and ants along a garden pathway.
Original drawing by Jacob MacDonald

The Stewardship Team welcomes you to plant a seed with your pledge to fund the flowering of our beloved community. Your pledge keeps the roof over all of our heads, pays the staff, and maintains our place of worship. Your contribution ensures the strength and longevity of our church programs and all they do for us and our community.   Click on this link to view the FY2023 Stewardship Brochure.

Turn your pledge in by March 27, 2022.  We are asking all of our beloved community to join us! Even if you cannot make a financial contribution this year, please fill out the form and plant a seed for our future and our mission.

UUCW is a place to be yourself, to share your strengths and discover new possibilities, a place to find friends and a sense of belonging. It is a place worth cultivating! It is also a place very much in need of financial support.  It costs money to maintain our beloved community. Last year, our goal was $225,000, and we achieved $193,221 towards that target.  This year, our goal is $225,000, a modest increase towards fair wages, more sustainable capital changes, and strengthening our support of economic justice.

We invite you to increase if you can, to give an amount you feel good about.  To guide your consideration, here are the annual pledges received for our current church year:

            45 Helpful Pledges ($20 – $999)
35 Sustaining Pledges ($1,000 – $3,599)  
9 Growth Pledges ($3,600 – $5,999)  
9 Visionary Pledges ($6,000 – $15,000)

The seeds we plant today will nourish our church and our community today and for generations.  These are challenging times, but this community has bloomed forth and entwined one another in love and support.  Please give all you can so that we can continue our work and our sustenance of one another.

Sincerely,

Catherine Roberts, Moira Rouse and David Schowalter
UUCW Stewardship Team

Stewardship Drive Q & As

What is a pledge?

A pledge is a promise to make a contribution to the church. The total amount pledged by everyone is used by the Church leaders to plan the programs and set a budget for the next fiscal year.

Who should pledge?

Our goal is to obtain a pledge from 100% of the members and active nonmembers of the congregation. This goal is based on fundamental fairness. We are a community of people with a vision. We understand we cannot achieve our vision alone. We rely on each other.

How much should I pledge?

We understand everyone’s financial means are different. In order to successfully pursue our vision, we would like first-time pledgers to consider pledging 2% of their adjusted gross income.

Why do we need your pledge?

Our staff salary levels continue to be below Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Guidelines. We did not make our fair contribution to the UUA and the District last year and we continue to struggle to fund our basic programs. We hope to prevent this from happening again by making people aware that we need pledges from everyone.

To make a payment toward your FY2022 Pledge (July 2021 – June 2022) CLICK HERE. Remember to select the “Pledges for FY2022” in the Fund drop-down menu. Thank you!