Love at the Center

This year's Stewardship theme is Love at the Center, celebrating the heart of this compassionate community.

We are excited to announce that the Stewardship Committee will be hosting a Pledging Party Brunch that will take place during the service on March 17, 2024!

Although the 2024 campaign will occur through the entire month of March, we are encouraging congregants to come to the Pledging Party prepared to submit their pledge on that day — if they have not already done so.

At the March 17 Pledging Party, there will be several different ways to submit your pledge, including via paper or online. Attending via Zoom will still be an option. Those who attend in person will be treated to a lovely brunch while participating in some fun activities the Stewardship Committee has planned for the event.

So, come one, come all to the Pledging Party service/brunch on Sunday, March 17!

Mary Ann Hansen
Stewardship Committee Chair

Proposed Budget

Our goal with the 2024 pledge drive is to provide ongoing support of our Mission Statement: To Inspire, Create, and Transform by fairly compensating our staff and maintaining our buildings and grounds. Fair compensation was an issue that was raised at the end of last year’s pledge drive. In addition to supporting our current staff and programs, our building mortgage, and building and grounds maintenance, in 2024 we hope to:

  • support increasing the administrator's position from 25 to 30 hours to be more in sync with the duties expected of that position and additional responsibilities supporting IT and the LFD program.

  • support all staff salaries to meet the fair wage recommendations of the UUA.

The Board has recommended a total budget of $422,000, which will require a pledge total of $379,000 to meet these goals. This pledge total is a 10% increase over the total of pledges we received last year. While this is a rather large increase, we are more than capable of meeting this goal and showing our staff that we value them enough to pay them at the UUA’s fair wage recommendations.

The proposed budget is posted on the UUC Finances Web page.

Treasurer Wayne Neu

On Sunday, March 17, the title of the service was We're Had a Pledging Party! Attendance was 133! We had 26 online/63 in-person pledges by the 17th At 4:23 p.m. that day, the current pledging total was $214,218 — 57% of the proposed pledge total.

The pledge total in the March 24 email announcements is $244,550.

The pledge total in the March 31 email announcements is $266,310.

The pledge total in the April 7 email announcements is $297,608.

The pledge total in the April 14 service Stewardship video is $333,608 for 154 Pledge Units.

The pledge total in the April 21 email announcements is $355,853 for 165 Pledge Units.

Important Dates

  • March 3, 2024: Pledge Campaign Kickoff
  • March 17: Pledging Party Brunch
  • April 11: UUC Board Meeting
  • April 14: Planned Last Day of Pledge Drive
  • May 12: Informational Meeting
  • June 2: Congregational Meeting

Additional Information

Making a Pledge

The Annual Pledge Drive is generally between February/March and May, but one can make a pledge at any time during the year. To make a pledge, just click on the MAKE A PLEDGE link below. That takes you to an online form that you fill out and submit. Be sure to pledge each year even if your pledge amount stays the same.

Online Pledge

Stewardship 2023–2024

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Most recent modification: April 21, 2024