The word Stewardship refers to the careful and responsible management of something of value entrusted to one’s care. RRUUC is one of those places that add meaning and value to our lives, and each and every one of us must play a role as stewards, together, to care for a place we hold dear.

This is where we build community, find solace and joy, and enjoy music and good company on the path to spiritual growth. This is where our children learn to care for others and the world. It’s also where we find the will to speak out, act with courage, and work for justice. Your financial support sustains this place that inspires us to be better people and to create a better world.

The 2019 Annual Stewardship Campaign marks the 60th Anniversary of this special place.

The annual campaign is when we raise the bulk of the money we need to fund our operations for RRUUC’s financial year, which runs from July 1 to June 30. Your financial support will continue to sustain us as a community as we live out a legacy to grow and deepen in fellowship, spirit, and service for all ages.

The 2019 campaign launches on February 24 and our goal is to have full pledge participation by March 31. This gives time for the Board of Trustees to adopt a responsible budget for financial year 2019-2020. Pledges fund about 80 percent of annual operating expenses, and can be paid in installments during the course of the year or in a lump sum if you prefer.

Our 2019 goal is to raise $1 million in pledges.

This goal is broadly unchanged from the final pledge amount in 2018 when we exceeded our target thanks to your generosity. Achieving this goal will enable RRUUC to adopt a moral and responsible budget that reflects our values and allows us to cover the cost of our vibrant programs. Importantly, it will allow us to provide a fair increase in compensation for our extraordinary ministers and dedicated staff and also provide for the regular maintenance and repair of our beautiful building.

How much should I pledge?

The amount you pledge is a personal decision. But make no mistake — your pledge, of whatever amount, is important.

To help you decide, click on this Giving Guide 2019 for some suggestions. As noted in the guide, in order to keep up with our expenses please consider “stepping up” to a higher category of giving (for example, from supporter to sustainer or from sustainer to visionary) or increasing your 2018 pledge by at least 3 percent. You can also consider pledging according to UUA’s Fair Share Contribution Guide, which suggests giving between 2 and 10 percent of your income.

When should I pledge and how can I pledge?

Pledge now! As noted earlier, our goal is to have full pledge participation by March 31, but pledges after that date will also be gratefully received.

You can complete this online pledge form or fill out and return this paper pledge form.

How can I fulfill my pledge?

You can choose from a number of options for paying your pledge, which are listed on the Give page and also on the paper pledge form.

Read more in the Stewardship Brochure.

Additional Frequently Asked Questions

What is a pledge and how is it different from a gift?

Who pledges?

How can I learn more about RRUUC’s operating budget?

 

What if I want more information?

Please contact us! You can send your question by email to stewardship@rruuc.org.