Commitment 2 Give

Time, Talent, AND Treasure: 125 Years of Relentless Love

Since 1897, UUCM has been thriving because of our members’ generosity of Time, Talent AND Treasure. Today, in 2023, our congregation is overflowing with folks giving their time and talent, but we are relying on too few for monetary donations.

First, the Good News-
We have very generous families in our midst. Do you know that 9 families were responsible for 25% of last year’s monetary giving? Another 18 families were responsible for the next 25% of our monetary giving last year. Do you remember when Rev. Scott shared that he and Rev. Anya donated $7,000 to UUCM last year?

Now, the Bad News-
Last year 98 members (that’s 30% of our members) did not make a commitment to give (pledge) last year. Our financial inflows are trending downward. Only with government subsidies and generous one-time legacy gifts were we able to balance our budget for the past 3 years. That’s not sustainable. We need to ensure that what comes in is enough to pay for what goes out. Stewardship is the practice of paying for today and building for tomorrow. We don’t want to dip into our endowments for ongoing expenses.

Back to the Good News-
One of the deepest spiritual practices for us as UUs is the giving of time, talent, AND treasure in support of our most deeply held values, our cherished staff and our beautiful building. Most of our budget goes towards staff. Our staff provides the support that allows us to engage in community, to deepen our spiritual connection, to cherish congregational life, to live our values and to make an impact in the community we live in. Make sure you are part of this. Make sure you, too, provide what you can to keep us flourishing!

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