Updated March 13, 2020
Extended Timeline for the Stewardship Campaign: As the church takes action to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and focuses on the care of our community, we are suspending stewardship communications and extending the timeline for the campaign. We will continue to monitor the situation, but for now we plan to resume communications in mid-April and wrap up the campaign in May. While this will change how we do our planning for next year, the Finance Team is confident that we can adjust to this situation and ensure that UUCM successfully hires its new Minister and implements other future priorities. If you have any questions, please contact Fred Hulting at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a great time to invest your time, talent, and treasure into UUCM. Membership is increasing, programs are expanding, and a new Minister is arriving next year. Your gifts are critical to furthering our mission to “connect, grow, and act” in a spirit of wonder and courageous love.
On Sunday, March 1, 2020, we kicked off our annual UUCM Stewardship Campaign, “Growing 2030 Possibilities.” This year we are aiming for 125 pledges totaling $355,000. This will fund the cost of our new minister and growth in key church programs. Your support for the church will help us realize new possibilities for UUCM at 2030 Wayzata Blvd East, as we move towards the year 2030.
Each Spring, UUCM prepares a budget for the following fiscal year (July through June). Since Member and Friend contributions make up nearly all of our income, we conduct a Stewardship campaign at this time to gather pledges of financial support for the coming year. We ask that each of you determine a pledge amount based on your commitment to the church and your financial resources. We want to receive responses from 100% of our Members and have many of our Friends participate as well. If that happens, we should be able to raise at least $355,000 (10% over last year). This amount will fund the cost of our new minister and growth in key church programs.
Complete information about the campaign and our preliminary budget may be found in our Stewardship Packet. You can make your pledge at bit.ly/uucmpledge. For more information about giving to UUCM, please consult our Giving Guide.
If we all join in, we can reach our goal! Make your pledge, and watch this page for updates on the progress of our campaign!