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If you’re looking for a liberal religious community that is a “Welcoming Congregation,” sees the sacred in the ordinary, draws wisdom from many religions, celebrates children, enjoys music, works for peace and justice and encourages every person to follow their own reason and conscience then you may have found your spiritual home.
Sunday, March 15
Art Packing for
Hope for Creativity
Join our Book Discussion!
Sippewisset or Life on a Salt Marsh
by Tim Traver, a regional author and Unitarian Universalist
Sunday, March 22, 11:45 am, Skylight Room
Questions? Email Toni Bandrowicz.
Dear Members and Friends,
By the time you read this letter our 2015 pledge campaign will be in full gear. Pledge cards will be mailed, phone calls made, signage posted throughout the church, all of these efforts to ask you to consider your annual pledge. Yes, the month of March is upon us and with it the annual Canvass!
The Canvass is more than a pledge drive. It’s a time to remember and speak aloud the many ways we love UUCGL, a time to reach out to one another, affirm what matters to us, and renew our commitment to our community, our Vision of Ministry and our future. This year, nine members of the congregation have “signed on” to canvass during the first few weeks of March.
Debbie Boggs, Bruce Campbell, Nicki Buscemi, Ken Drewry, Ron Fishman, Mary Ann Hayes, Jim Olivetti, Becky Richardson and Mary Speropolous all generously replied “yes” to my request to help.
Canvass volunteers will have conversations with most Members and Friends of the church. Some of us may even strike up new friendships along the way. During this conversation there will be a request to consider increasing your pledge 10% over last year. That is our “ask”. We realize not everyone is able to make this financial commitment and urge you to give as generously as you can.
Each year our budget is based on our pledges and a percent of the interest from our endowment. Sometimes when we discuss the budget and the endowment, I wonder about these folks from Lynn who so generously gifted us and their vision for this money. Did they imagine it would cover operating costs for years to come? Did they hope it would ultimately improve the life of the larger community? What inspired their generosity? Was it worship? UU values? The fulfillment of a longing to belong? Whatever their reasons, I am grateful for their charitable spirits and for their light of generosity that continues to illuminate this community. Their giving inspires mine. What inspires yours?
Thank you for belonging to UUCGL, for your presence and gifts, for being part of this community.
Chair 2015 Pledge Campaign
There are many ways to make your pledge. You can simply return the pledge card that you will receive via U.S. post or bring it to church on a Sunday and place it in the box in the lobby. Pledge cards will also be available in the lobby. You can also pledge now or anytime through March via email at email@example.com.