Special Gratitude Gift

Commitment ends December 31, 2022

With the end-of-the-calendar-year right ahead, we ask if you can help Bridge the Budget Gap. In the spirit of generosity and gratitude we ask.

Our Members, including the Finance and Stewardship members passed a deficit budget, with the intention of using “undesignated assets.” Using “undesignated assets”, which is approximately $75,000, is a stop-gap measure and is not sustainable year-over-year.

Click Here to Complete On-line Commitment Form

Your generosity helps close the gap as we pay staff, fund extra costs for the OWL programming for our youth and have more flexibility to provide the meaningful Worship services we all expect. Your gift also allows us to have a small reserve of liquid assets for the unexpected as we go through this Church year.

This is your opportunity. We have a $50,000 goal and have at least $29,000 already committed!

If you haven’t yet given and have the means, can you give in a spirit of generosity by the end of this year to help Bridge the Gap?

The Generosity Give ends December 31, 2022
If you have any questions, reach out by email to any of us OR call the Church Office.

Thank You!

Finance Committee and Stewardship

Steve Fuller, member of Finance Committee
Will Gagner, member of Stewardship
Maureen McHale, Treasurer

 

How Giving for the Year as a Pledge Works

Your support has made it possible to nurture our connections with one another and to create an ever-widening circle of beloved community.

The annual stewardship campaign is in March, to pledge to the maintenance and commitment of curating our beloved community. We continue to focus on the many ways we and you, as a community, can transform the world, and through our generosity, live more deeply into our mission of creating a welcoming and diverse community rooted in love, trust and freedom.

With your support, our congregation has flourished despite many challenges.

Our pledge goal was $350,000 this year 2022, which will ensure that we have the financial resources needed to support our programs that reflect our mission and vision. By making a pledge, you support our mission and commitment to fostering racial, climate, social and economic justice within and beyond our walls – Widening the Circle

We also encourage you to consider how the congregation gives you spiritual fuel and fulfillment as you plan your annual pledges. It may be through Worship, Religious Education, Music and Arts, Social Justice, Fellowship or Small Group Ministries. All these programs depend on the financial support of members like you.

Additionally, it won’t cost you anything when you shop and the businesses donate to UUCLB : Sign up for “Kroger Community Rewards”, “eScrip”, “Amazon Smile” and more…

The Kroger Community Rewards program allocates funds to participating organizations based on the purchases that registered members, family and friends of the organization have made at Kroger using their Kroger Plus card. Simply go online to link your Shopper’s Card so that all transactions apply toward UUCLB (Unitarian Universalist Church of Long Beach.) If you don’t already have a shopper card, please sign up!

To link your Ralph’s card, go here: https://www.ralphs.com/signin?redirectUrl=/account/communityrewards

To link your Food for Less card, go here: https://www.food4less.com/i/community/community-rewards

To link your Kroger card, go here: https://www.kroger.com/signin?redirectUrl=/account/communityrewards/

For more info on the Kroger program, go here: https://www.kroger.com/i/community/community-rewards

and to learn more about Kroger’s commitment to community, go here: https://www.thekrogerco.com/community/

To link your Vons or Pavilions card, go here: https://www.escrip.com/merchants/identity/pavilions/

You can also help UUCLB when you sign in to shop at Amazon. Go here for instructions on using Amazon Smile: https://www.aboutamazon.com/news/community/how-to-sign-up-for-amazonsmile

You can find other merchants who will contribute escrip to UUCLB when you shop by going to: https://www.escrip.com/wheretoearn/merchantsearch.jsp

Thank you!! If you have any questions, please email office@uuclb.org.

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