A Generous Heart Collects Great Gifts
Fair Share Giving Guidelines
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Dear Friend of the Fellowship,
People come to our congregation from many traditions and for many reasons. Maybe you were seeking a spiritual home, or a friend or family member invited you to join us for a service, or you were simply drawn in from a community outreach experience we sponsored or supported. Whatever the reason you came, we hope you feel welcome, have found a supportive community, and have had opportunities to engage in a meaningful spiritual journey.
We are a vibrant community that worships, cares, plays and puts our values into action, and we are so glad you are part of it. As you can appreciate, an active congregation of this size, which is housed in an extraordinary historic estate and offers diverse programming for all ages, faces significant financial obligation in order to provide our ministries. Each year we thoughtfully take stock of our progress, our successes, our challenges and our vision. We ask how we can both maintain the very positive foundation on which we are built and also dare to dream about implementing a vision of an even more fully alive experience. Each spring it is that vision that drives the creation of our budget and our annual appeal to members and friends.
This year’s Annual Pledge Drive, A Generous Heart Collects Great Gifts, asks everyone who shares in our community to consider supporting our fellowship with a financial contribution. A Generous Heart Collects Great Gifts may seem like a misnomer – Generosity gives away; it does not collect. However, what we discover through participation in a community like the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship is that what we receive through giving is often far greater than we would have ever imagined.
We hope that you will be moved at this time to enter fully into participation in the life of our congregation and will share in maintaining and strengthening our possibilities by making a generous financial commitment. We know that whatever your contribution, it will come back to you multiple times over.
Please join us as we Lead with Love and Give with Love to our community! We have enclosed a simple Pledge Sheet and also the Fair Share Giving Guide for your consideration. Your contribution can be made as a one-time gift, quarterly, or monthly for the July 2013 – June 2014 congregational year. If you have any questions, or would like to discuss your giving, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our information is below. Please take the time to complete the Pledge Sheet and return it in the envelope provided before Commitment Sunday on May 19 th.
Thank you so much for your support of the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship!
Rev. Alison Miller 973-540-1177 x204 email@example.com
Nina McCormack, Annual Pledge Drive Chair firstname.lastname@example.org