From the President
The Results are in You are very generous!!!
In December 2016, Donation Boxes, crafted by Dave Williams, were introduced for a trial period. The Stewardship Committee made this recommendation to encourage members and friends to respond to their own spirit of generosity and remove the pressure to contribute that can be associated with “passing the basket”. The board agreed to a trial period with the agreement that the results would be analyzed and a decision would be made based on the results.
The Fiscal Team completed a four-month comparison. The plate total collected for the period December, 2015 thru March, 2016 was $4493. The donation box total for the period December, 2016 thru March, 2017 was $7296. This is a 62% increase!!
Since the amount collected in December, 2015 was extremely low, a three month comparison was made. The total collected for the period January, 2016 thru March, 2016 was $3882. The donation box total for the comparable three months, January, 2017 thru March, 2017 was $4961. A 28% increase!!
Based on these results the Fiscal Team, the Finance Committee, and the Stewardship Committee recommended to the Board of Trustees that the use of the Donation Boxes permanently replace the passing of collection plates at Sunday services; your Board of Trustees approved the recommendation. The collection of funds for UUCOV-supported charities will continue to be by passing the collection plates on one Sunday each month.
We hope, through the continued work of the Stewardship Committee, the Legacy Committee, and the Finance Committee, to continue to grow a sense of joyful generosity and for each of us to contribute to the stewardship of UUCOV in our own ways.