Update from Stewardship Committee
The mission which guides our committee is "To Nurture a Culture of Generosity.” Some of our recent activities include:
Annual Appeal—The Annual Appeal with the theme, "Living our Values", is in full swing and pledge cards and donations have been arriving daily. There has been a robust response from members and friends. We anticipate the Appeal coming to a close by the end of February.
Donation Box—Following several months of study, we recommended to the Trustees that the practice of passing the collection basket be temporarily ended in favor of using a donation box in the Sanctuary. Passing of the basket sends a message that we are all expected to drop something in the basket. This change is part of a larger effort to nurture a culture of generosity with a focus in the many ways that members and friends freely contribute their time, talent, and treasure to the Congregation. In March we plan to review total contributions from all sources and make a recommendation to the Trustees as to how to proceed.
We continue to promote using the internet to financially support UUCOV. Those who want to contribute financial support directly from their financial institutions or via credit card can use the new green Donate button on the UUCOV website.