Stewardship

Our Mission . . .

To inspire love, to seek justice, and to grow in community.

Our Covenant . . .

We affirm that each life has brilliance and, when joined with others in joyful community, has the power to transform. We pledge ourselves and our resources to this journey.

This covenant inspires and challenges us to dwell together in right relationship. We promise to extend hospitality, nurture community for all ages, encourage spiritual growth, honor diversity, and practice kindness.

 

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent’s Program Budget clearly depicts how our stewardship relates to our annual budget and allows us to better communicate how our financial contributions fund our programs and ministries.   Our Church operates solely on donations and fundraising; this visual form of Program Budgeting demonstrates how our pledges and other resources directly support the many activities and ministries of our Church.  The Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent has a surprising number of ministries, programs, committees, teams, and events that give life to our mission.

This year our Stewardship theme is “Stepping into the Future.”

Our Church Board began the UU Church of Kent budgeting process by establishing specific budget and programming priorities for the fiscal year 2018 Stewardship Campaign, The three mission-driven priorities which the Board selected will focus our FY18 resources on Economic Justice, Outreach to the Wider Community, and Environmental Justice.

  • Economic Justice – We seek economic justice for all–in our church, our community, and the world.  Advocating for economic justice requires that we cultivate an awareness and response to economic inequities for those in the wider community. And seeking economic justice also requires that we start at home by committing the necessary resources to ensure fair compensation for our dedicated staff.
  • Outreach to Serve the Wider Community – We seek to grow a peaceful and free community for all. We need to apply our Church’s spiritual, volunteer, and practical resources to address the problems which face our Church community and the wider community of which we are a part.
  • Environmental Justice – We seek to demonstrate our love for the Earth by using our resources to avoid environmental harm.

You can read more about our proposed budget and ministries in our Fiscal Year 2018 Program Budget_Booklet.

 

FY2018 Stewardship Video

 

 

 

Did you miss the March 6, 2016 Information Meeting regarding stewardship and the Church budget?   Congregational Leaders from Finance including the Treasurer, the Personnel Coordinator, the Board,  and the Stewardship Team presented information about the budget and our Church’s commitment to Fair Share and Fair Compensation.  We hope you’ll take a few moments and listen:


If you have difficulty with the online form, you can use our Stewardship Pledge Card

Sending Donations or Payments:

Please send checks payable to:
Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent
228 Gougler Avenue, Kent, OH 44240

 

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