“A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit.”
— D. Elton Trueblood (1900-94), American author, educator, philosopher and theologian
When we speak of Stewardship, we are speaking of caring for that which is important to us, now and for future generations, both through giving of our time and talents and giving financially. We are speaking of maintaining and sustaining our Fellowship – of planting those shade trees. We are also anticipating a more immediate future, as we welcome a new settled minister.
As a UU who cares about this Fellowship, our new minister, our mission in the world and our future, you may be planning to increase your pledge, but not quite sure how you can give more. And as a UU who cares, I would hazard a guess that it’s important to you that your money is spent in ways that support your values and create our future. Just a thought…. might that money spent on a daily Starbucks coffee be better spent increasing your pledge to the UU? I’m sure if we all examine our spending habits, we might have room to realign our spending with our values. Just food (or coffee :) for thought.
Please take a look at the chart below and see where you fall in terms of giving to the Fellowship. Might you be able to shift some spending habits and take a “step up” on this chart? Thank you for giving as generously as you can so we can collectively fund our mission and values.
NOTE: MEMBERS MAY VIEW THE DRAFT BUDGET ON THE MEMBERS-ONLY SIDE OF THE WEBSITE. CLICK THE “FELLOWSHIP FINANCES” LINK IN THE MENU AFTER YOU LOGIN HERE.
Watch Rev. Ed’s stewardship sermon. A number of UU leaders agree, this is the best stewardship sermon they have ever heard!