Stewardship is showing we care about UUCB—what it has meant for ourselves and our loved ones and what it can mean for the wider world and future generations. Stewardship is taking responsibility for fairly compensating our church staff, maintaining our facilities, operating our programs, and sustaining our commitment to the greater Unitarian Universalist movement. “Stewards are caretakers with a forward vision. They hold something in trust. They ensure that it will be there in the future for the benefit of others. Successful stewards not only protect, but help something to improve and grow. Their actions are empowering. This is true regardless of whether we are stewards of the earth, institutions, people, or our Unitarian Universalist faith.” (From UUA curriculum, Stewardship: the Joy of Giving)
We build on foundations we did not lay.
We warm ourselves at fires we did not light.
We sit in the shade of trees we did not plant.
We drink from wells we did not dig.
We profit from persons we did not know.
We are ever bound in community.
~Deuteronomy 6:10-12, adapted by UU minister Rev. Dr. Peter S. Raible (1929-2004)
Yes, welcome to our vibrant, large, diverse and compassionate UUCB community where we share our stories. We are fulfilling our hopes and dreams and our vision for the future.
Pledging for 2016-2017
The pledge form for the 2016-2017 pledge year has probably already arrived in the mail. It will also be available on the table outside the church offices. And also in the hands of one of the Stewardship Connectors who will be contacting UUCB members during the next month.
- talk with your Connector
- fill out the form; note that the option to fill the form out online (mentioned in the form) is not available yet. Sorry, and stay tuned.
- get it back to us:
- send it to the church by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or
- print and send by mail (attention: Stewardship, UUCB, 1 Lawton Rd., Kensington, CA 94707), or
- fax (Pledge Drive: 510.525.9631), or
- drop it off at the church offices.
Pledging 2016-2017: Over the Top!
Thanks to all who have contributed to our goal of $529,000. As of July 4, 20216 we have pledges and gifts equaling $529,436. Congratulations! Let’s see how high we can go now to insure our future! Select here for information about how to pledge, and an interactive graphic about the 2016-2017 drive.