Annual Pledge Drive 2019
July 2018 – June 2019
The UUCWC Stewardship Committee is pleased to announce that our 2018-2019 Congregational Pledge Campaign will begin on Sunday, March 4, and continue through Sunday, April 29.
Given that we are also embarking on a Capital Campaign, we have decided to run the campaigns simultaneously this year to allow everyone to have a more holistic view of our financial commitments to UUCWC.
So, what does this mean for you? We encourage you to give thoughtful consideration FIRST to your annual stewardship pledge, as these funds keep the church engine running. We are fortunate to have a growing, thriving church and with that comes the need for additional resources to keep pace with the size and sophistication of our congregation and our programs. There are also general cost-of-living increases to consider. Our hope is that, at a minimum, you will continue your current annual pledge. However, if you are able, we would be thrilled to see you increase your pledge by 3-5% to address our rising costs.
Once you are comfortable with your annual stewardship pledge, we then ask you to identify other resources available to you to help fund a Capital Campaign contribution, which we see as a once in a generation opportunity to sustain and ensure the continuing growth of the church, its mission and ministries. Every gift is important and appreciated and can be extended over five years! We have already received several advance commitments and are excited about the potential of this campaign!
Read more about our Capital Campaign.
Why is my pledge important?
In addition to supporting UUCWC, 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. 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.
How do I make my pledge?
Beginning on March 4, and for the following Sundays through April 29, 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.
Questions? Contact Lori Hoppmann at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Stewardship Committee
Pledge Form 2018-2019
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.