Our Deeply Committed Community – Bending the Arc Towards Justice
Annual Pledge Drive 2018
July 2017 – June 2018
The campaign is seeking 100% participation with a goal of raising $415,000 and supporting a budget that fully funds our expenses.
This Year’s Pledge Campaign Theme
“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice”
– Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Many of us know this quote by the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. who paraphrased these words to great effect in his famous “Where Do We Go From Here” speech of August 1967 to the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
But did you also know who inspired Dr. King?
The theme was inspired by our very own Unitarian (Transcendentalist) Minister Theodore Parker, who predicted the inevitable success of the abolitionist movement in 1850 by saying: “I do not pretend to understand the moral universe; the arc is a long one, my eye reaches but little ways; I cannot calculate the curve and complete the figure by the experience of sight; I can divine it by conscience. And from what I see, I am sure it bends towards justice”.
The Unitarian tradition of social justice activism began long ago and continues with strength today. This year’s theme celebrates our social justice legacy and how WE at the UUCWC “bend the arc” still today.
Download our 2017 – 2018 pledge brochure.
Why is my pledge important?
In addition to supporting “Bending the Arc,” you will also receive:
- A chance to live out your UU values, and the feeling of peace and contentment this affords.
- The knowledge that your giving matters and that ALL of our UU friends, staff and leaders are grateful for YOUR generosity.
- A feeling of accomplishment, knowing that through you and the UUCWC community, our spiritual home will continue to flourish for another hundred years.
What shall I pledge?
It takes money to sustain our church and its mission to create community, celebrate life, and change the world — about $2,000 per household. This includes our mortgage, utilities, maintenance, staffing, denominational support, insurance and other expenses. We recognize individual and family circumstances affect the ability to financially support us. We suggest using 2.5 – 5% of income as a guideline when pledging your support of our community and spiritual home.
How do I make my pledge?
Beginning on Stewardship Sunday, March 19th and for the following four Sundays, through April 16th , tables will be set up in the church lobby, staffed by Stewardship Committee members who will assist you in the pledge process.
If you pledged in the past year, an envelope containing your pledge form along with the amount of last year’s pledge will be available. Those pledging for the first time can pick up a form.
We prefer each household come prepared to complete the pledge form at a table on a Sunday and place it in the box conveniently provided at the tables.
Members may also:
- Bring their completed form to church during the pledge campaign.
- Mail their completed form.
- Complete an online form through the UUCWC website.
We encourage members to set up auto-payments through their checking, credit card, or Paypal account.
Questions? Contact Lou Csabay at email@example.com or 215-321-1963.
The Stewardship Committee
Pledge Form 2017-2018
Our Pledge Campaign Sustains our Mission
This Agreement is my/our commitment to make financial contributions toward the spiritual and functional well-being of the Unitarian Universalist Church at Washington Crossing, for the fiscal year of July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.