To make a payment toward your FY2021 Pledge (July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021) CLICK HERE. Remember to select the “Pledges for FY2021” in the Fund drop-down menu. Thank you!
“Let’s Be Superheroes”
2021-2022 Annual Stewardship Pledge Drive
(July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022)
The Stewardship Team welcomes you to be a superhero with your pledge to fund the elimination of apathy in 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.
We invite you to fill out and return the enclosed pledge form to church, or go online to pledge for fiscal year 21-22 right now by CLICKING HERE. . Turn your pledge in by March 21, 2021. 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 make a stand 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 protecting! It is also a place very much in need of financial support. It costs money to maintain our beloved community. Last year, the “over the rainbow” goal of the Stewardship drive was $250,000, which would have enabled us to pay our staff what they truly deserve. We did not reach this goal, but we DID make a new record, reaching $207,000. 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:
55 Helpful Pledges ($20 – $999)
36 Sustaining Pledges ($1,000 – $3,599)
8 Growth Pledges ($3,600 – $5,999)
9 Visionary Pledges ($6,000 – $15,000)
Don’t let Apathy get the better of Maskman, Robin and Woo City, but let’s dare to imagine the greatest version of ourselves, embracing impossible goals and charging in their direction with uninterrupted zeal, passion, might and vigor. It is up to all of us. Let’s be superheroes!.
2021 Stewardship Drive Brochure – read the details of our stewardship drive.
The annual Pledge Drive currently runs from March through April. This timing equips our Board of Directors to financially plan for the next church season. We welcome new pledges and pledge amount changes throughout the year when your circumstances change. Contact The Stewardship Team to make a pledge.
Electronic-Donations – read this to learn how to make a donation online
Stewardship Drive Q & As
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.
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.
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.
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.