UUC Stewardship 2018
What do you value most about what we have here at UUC? Is it the simple act of coming together each Sunday and sharing in worship and spirituality? Or the many and varied youth and adult programs? Our social action/social justice work? Maybe it’s Lay Pastoral Care, our Mental Health Justice Ministry, or our Caring Network? Or our beautiful building and grounds? And let’s don’t forget the terrific music! Whatever it is that keeps you coming, it shares at least one important feature with all the many experiences that keep us excited and involved: all cost money.
Each year the Stewardship Committee asks congregants to renew their commitment to help sustain and grow our “church” to support all of these programs or ministries, staff, and infrastructure needs that are so necessary to who we are and hope to become. The Stewardship Committee is now gearing up for the 2018–19 pledge drive. Below are some important points of emphasis:
How Do I Pledge?
At any time during the year, you can also make a pledge online:
Alternatively, download a pledge card, fill it out, and put it in the box in the foyer or mail it to UUC, PO Box 10116, Blacksburg, VA 24062-0116. Please make out checks to “UUC”.
Pledge payments can be made via our secure Vanco online account, directly from your checking or savings accounts through your bank, or by personal check.
Anticipating possible questions and concerns members and friends might have about making a pledge to the UUC, the Stewardship Committee has put together the following information sheets:
For information about the UUC budget, go to the UUC Finances Web page.
Stewardship 2018: From the Pulpit
In the May 3 (Thursday) announcements, Lisa wrote “As of today, we have received 149 pledges for a total of $293,480. Note that our base budget for 2018–19 is based on $319,874 in pledges and therefore $26,394 is still needed to support the congregation in the upcoming fiscal year.”
May 17: Message from Tim Pickering, Board President