Dear Members and Friends:
Welcome to the 2021-2022 Stewardship Campaign, our annual budget drive to raise the majority of our expenses to support our congregation’s programs, ministries, and facilities. Link to the Stewardship Give page
This past year has been very trying for us as we rose to the challenge of caring for one another while we kept each other safe. With your support, our congregation has flourished despite many obstacles. Our virtual programs and online Sunday services have made it possible to nurture our connections with one another and to create an ever-widening circle of beloved community.
There is a Glimmer of Light and Hope at the end of the tunnel, a glimpse of the time when we can congregate again in person as the strong community we are, both before and during the Covid crisis. We ask that you approach the stewardship drive with a grateful, hopeful, generous, excited heart and engage eagerly with us in planning for the year ahead of learning, sharing, worshipping, singing, living our faith, and caring for our Earth. By making a pledge, you support our mission and commitment to fostering racial, climate, social and economic justice within and beyond our walls.
During our Kick off Sunday, March 14th, we’ll be getting into the St. Patty’s Day spirit and invite you to “think Green” about making your pledge commitment. We will be sending out materials by mail in early March, so please look out in your mailbox as well as your email in-box. Your materials will include a pledge card and annually updated ACH bank withdrawal form, as well as a stamped envelope for you to easily mail back your response. We invite you to bring your pledge card with you to our festive drive thru on March 21st for a celebration-Sunday style pledge card collection as a part of Rev. Lissa’s installation.
As a reminder, our fiscal year will now run June 1 2021-June 30th 2022, so please do consider that additional month and consider increasing your pledge accordingly. For the 2022-2023 fiscal year, pledges will be back on a 12 month cycle. Please visit our website at www.uuclb.org/give to find more information or to make your pledge online. Thank you for all you do and will do in the months ahead for love of our community and our work in the wider world.
The Stewardship Committee
Chair, Will Gagner