Stewardship Sunday – February 25

Come Ready to Support the Fellowship!

Please attend the single 11 am service to make your annual financial pledge of support to the Fellowship. Whether you are a member or friend of UUFA, we hope you’ll support our activities because they have a positive impact on people’s lives.

On Sunday, Feb. 11 Annual Budget Drive information will be available for pick up. If you can’t attend that day, we’ll be happy to mail it to you. The brochure contains recent accomplishments using this year’s income, plus information on how any increased income will be directed. The Board of Trustees and Ministry Council have established the following priorities:

  • Increase staff hours and/or staffing to better meet our growing organizational complexity and programmatic goals (For example, changing our Music Director from being an 11-month employee to a 12-month staffer because she already works the year round! AND, we hope to better meet UUA compensation guidelines with all staff salaries—an act of worker justice!)
  • Increase the building’s maintenance and utility budget to meet expectation after building construction is complete—let’s take care of our new facilities!
  • Add new publicity and outreach for greater visibility and draw in the wider Athens community—let’s be that beacon we envision!

On Sunday, Feb. 18 Access Your Realm Account. If you’re not familiar with how to access your Realm account, we’ll have a few people available to familiarize you with it. We hope you’ll use Realm, an online member database, to record your pledge the following week, as well as find phone numbers and other contact information for fellow members and friends of UUFA throughout the year.

On Sunday, Feb. 25 starting at 10 am, we’ll have computers available for entering pledges in Realm, or you may turn in your paper pledge form in the box at the back of the sanctuary, on the entry table. After the 11 am service, we’ll have 4th Sunday Lunch and a special dessert reception to celebrate a successful campaign.

The goal of the 2018-19 Annual Budget is $330,000 in pledges and income. While we know many of you are still contributing to your Expanding Our Vision (EOV) capital campaign, we hope you will consider a 10% increase in your annual giving.

If you have not contributed to the Expanding Our Vision Capital Campaign it’s not too late! To make a commitment to our building expansion or to increase your current contribution, please contact John Olive, Capital Campaign Treasurer or click here for an EOV Commitment Form to print.

Click for more details about the Expanding Our Vision project.