2024 Giving Campaign: Love In Action
Together we are living out God’s call for love and justice in the world. Together we are a cornerstone of philanthropic efforts in our neighborhood and beyond. Together, we are walking this path of faith. Together we are supporting each other through difficult times. Together we are growing the next generation of engaged church participants. Together we are Love in Action.
Thank you for being part of the transformative love-in-action work of this church. Your kindness and hospitality, your prayers, your presence in the pews and online, your volunteer hours, your voice lifted in song. Each card you write, each time you show up to advocate for justice, each time we study and learn, celebrate and grieve, and each time we have fun together — we embody love in action. Our church exists because you participate.
As part of this year’s pledge campaign, we are sharing “snapshots” of what love in action at UCUCC means to each of us. We encourage everyone to identify what you love about this church, and how you can make those opportunities available into the future. Your financial gifts, and the action of giving, strengthens our connection to each other and makes the work of the church possible. We believe that giving as a spiritual practice is extremely valuable and will grow your sense of belonging, integrity, and connection to the good work this church is doing. We rely on your participation, no matter what size your financial gift, and together we make it possible to be the church God is calling us to be.
Our 2024 giving goal of $1,275,000 directly funds the cost of vibrant worship both online and in-person, innovative faith formation, powerful music, opportunities for connection in community, a commitment to fair and just wages for staff, and a building in the heart of the University District. We ask you to prayerfully reflect on what type of financial gift you can make to support the church.
Key dates of our 2024 Giving Campaign
Week of September 10, 2023. Giving Campaign packets arrive in the mail!
Sunday, September 17, 2023 – Giving Campaign begins
We’ll start our 2024 Giving Campaign with a kickoff in our virtual and in-person worship service.
Monday, October 16, 2023 – Church Finance Forum
Do you have questions about our endowment? Want to know more about the church’s 100+ restricted funds, various property assets, or the financial health of the church? You are invited to join us on Zoom at 7:00 pm for a church finance forum with Kyna Shilling, Director of Finance and Operations. She will share updates on our 2023 budget and give an overview of our church finances. This meeting will be recorded and shared for viewing afterwards.
Sunday, October 15, 2023 – Giving Campaign Dedication Sunday (“In-gathering Sunday”)
The budget committee makes budgetary decisions for the next year based on pledges collected by this Sunday. Gifts are always welcome, but sharing a 2024 pledge by this date is helpful! You can return your pledge via mail to the church, drop off your pledge card in the office (Sunday mornings, or Tue/Thu from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm) pledge via your MyUCUCC account, or fill out an online pledge form. If you are pledging online, we encourage you to connect your bank account to our secure server, otherwise UCUCC pays a fee on your donation.
Monday, October 30, 2023 – Budget Preview Forum
You told us you wanted an opportunity to preview the budget before the budget vote, and we listened! Join us on Zoom at 7:00 pm to preview a draft of the 2024 budget, to ask questions and give feedback before the congregational budget meeting and vote.
Sunday, November 19, 2023 – Congregational budget vote
Join your fellow congregants in person or online for our all-church meeting to vote on UCUCC’s 2024 budget.
2024 Giving Campaign Resources:
UCUCC Pledge map
Instructions: how to set up a recurring online gift
Stock Gifts and Qualified Charitable Deductions (QCDs)
Planned Giving Resources
2022 End of Year Financial Packet
Assets Enhancement Task Force (AETF) Inventory Report