by Kathy Cornell
We are really looking forward to April, with a variety of important and enjoyable happenings in the works. This coming Saturday, April 2, we will celebrate the UUSG Annual Day of Service with many of you. We hope to see you at the service activities, as we make very real our dedication to “promoting practical goodness in the world,” to see you during the 5pm service in the sanctuary and at the (delicious) dinner that begins at 6pm.
It’s so much fun, and so satisfying, to be part of a group of like-hearted people who are focusing a block of time and energy on doing something tangible to make the world a better place. This is one of our greatest strengths, and something worthy of a celebration. Thanks in advance to everyone who will be participating, and if you can’t join us this time, we hope you will be able to next year!
All of these happenings are part of the kick-off for the UUSG Annual Pledge Drive, which begins on the 2nd and wraps up on the 17th. Under the leadership of Kevin Beyer, Stewardship Team Leader, our wonderful Pledge Drive Team is gearing up to contact everyone (UUSG members and friends) to extend an invitation to get together for a brief in-person conversation.
We’d like to talk about the ways UUSG is meaningful in your life, share related joys and concerns, answer questions about the Pledge Drive, and encourage you to consider the importance of UUSG in your life as you decide on your pledge for the coming fiscal year.
We are especially excited by our first-ever Matching Gift Challenge (thanks to Lisa Gades for this terrific idea!) – a unique fund that has been created by a group of UUSG members. This fund will match dollar-for-dollar every amount that is pledged above your last year’s pledge, up to a total of $10,000 from the entire congregation. We hope this opportunity will stimulate everyone to rise to the challenge as we all make our decisions about our pledge amounts.
Lots of other things are going on in April, of course, including Earth Day-related activities, the Tom Neilson concert at 7:30pm on the 9th, the Friday Flick on the 22nd, and all the usual and unique opportunities for engagement at UUSG. We look forward to seeing you on April 2nd, on Sundays and at other times, and we hope April will be the beginning of a beautiful spring season for all!
Questions or comments? Contact the Board of Directors.