Note: You may view our 2020-2021 budget updates here.
Investing in our Incubator for Good
Through worship and fellowship, social action and music, environmental stewardship and religious education, we nurture the good in each of us and all of us, within our walls and beyond them. The people of UUCC are incubators of good by shining a light, sparking a fire, tending a wound, or saying a prayer for ourselves and others.
Our investments in time and money allow us to:
- gather for soul-soothing and soul-stirring worship on Sunday mornings
- provide our children and adults with spiritual learning and development
- open our doors to people seeking belonging through our social groups
- foster good works in our Owen Brown community and to make justice everywhere
Pledging is part of the covenant of membership, and it helps us make responsible and responsive financial decisions as a congregation. We also warmly welcome friends in our spiritual community who are not formal members but nevertheless support our congregation’s work to pledge and contribute to this stewardship campaign.
We need about $811,000 this fiscal year in pledges from our members and friends to enact our vision of UUCC as a community of people who matter to each other and the world and that is irresistible in its vitality and meaningful work.
Determine Your Pledge
- Remember what first called you to visit us and what keeps you coming back however often you do so. Maybe you came seeking friendship and fellowship. Maybe you came for comfort during a challenging time. Maybe you came to raise your children in a community of shared values, or to express yourself musically, or to join in social action and work for justice. Only our combined financial contributions provide the physical space and professional staff that makes this possible.
- Review our budget documents and goals for the 2020-2021 year. We aim to raise $811,000 in pledges – an increase of 5% over last year – to continue the work of incubating good by increasing funding for our congregational vision areas and provide our staff with cost-of-living increases. If we are able to raise more than that – a pledge increase between 5% and 10% – we aim to fund our congregational vision areas more robustly.
- Consider the contribution you want to make this year. The Fair Share Giving Guide suggests a pledge based on each household’s unique financial situation and the level of engagement in the life of our congregation. If you are already making a Fair Share pledge, consider increasing your percentage from the Supporter or Sustainer levels to become a Visionary or Transformer.
- Pledge confidentially using the form below.
Pledge Party: Friday, May 29, 6 pm
Each of us joined UUCC for our own reasons, have had our hearts and minds expanded through the ministry and community here, and feel a sense of commitment to each other. Once a year, we spend weeks discussing, reflecting, and acting on a call for stewardship of UUCC.
Despite all of the challenges we are facing, UUCC members have pledged $690,000, which is 85% of our goal. In addition, we received a generous match challenge of $25,000 from a member and thanks to your pledge commitments, we met the terms of that match and will receive that $25,000 on top of our pledge commitments.
To draw our annual pledge drive to a close, we invite you to join us in celebrating the generosity and commitment of all of our fellow UUCC members.
We will also announce the pledge drive raffle winners at this party.
If you have questions while completing this form, please check our FAQs or contact the Stewardship Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please make your confidential pledge here:
(Note: if you want to make a pledge for the current fiscal year that ends June 30, 2020,
please click here.)
Thank you for your continued support of UUCC and the presence of Liberal Religion in Howard County, in Maryland, and in the US. icon-fire