UUCWC’s Generosity Tops $30,000

by Holly Bussey, Faith Expression Funding Team Facilitator

“Generosity and gratitude are inexplicably linked” –Judith Martin

Most of us are familiar with the Sunday Service Financial Affirmation that says, in part, “50% of the plate goes to causes, outside our walls, that are helping to change the world.” The ministry responsible for evaluating causes and distributing funds is the Faith Expression and Funding Team (FEFT), which is part of our Council for Faith in Action.

In the past two years, despite Covid-19, our congregation has been extremely generous, donating over $30,000. At the close of our 2022-2023 budget year, FEFT continued to support many organizations whose goals align with our mission. In addition to half of the plate, 50% of the proceeds exceeding the budget goal for the auction will go to a designated group.

We had a very successful year and are very grateful to each of you. As of June 30, 2023, FEFT had donated over $16,000 to organizations, mostly local groups, doing good work. In addition to the list of organizations reported in FEFT’s article in March, these additional organizations received donations:

Snipes Farm and Education Center
Citizens Climate Education
Loaves & Fishes
Rainbow Room of Doylestown
HiTops of Princeton
Jewish Refugee Fund (Syrian Family support)
Morrisville Food Center.

We thank all of you. To explore what FEFT does, we welcome you to join our monthly meeting and see what fun we have donating money! This work is truly a “feel good” ministry. We learn a lot and would love to have more members. No experience required! Email us at faithfunding@uucwc.org.