Generosity Ministry Team
Each Sunday, thirty percent of the offering goes to support of the Community Outreach Ministry at Unity Church and seventy percent is placed in the hands of the chosen community recipients.
In October 2007 the Generosity Ministry Team established relief collections when local and state emergencies occur. One hundred percent of the money collected in these emergency collections will go directly to targeted disaster relief.
The Generosity Ministry Team oversees the distribution of the Sunday plate. Members of this team are Dick Buggs, Matt Brown, Molly Gust, Laney Ohmans, Patricia Ohmans, Rebecca Flood, and Lisa Friedman. The Generosity Ministry Team members want to hear form you. Please bring any concerns/opinions you may have have to their attention. To nominate a plate recipient, please complete the nomination form available on this website. Send that completed form to any team member. To nominate a recipient for a second time, please resubmit the original nomination form.
September Offering Recipients
September 3: Small Sums
The sole purpose of Small Sums is to help homeless individuals who have found jobs acquire the items they need to start work. Such items include work clothes, trade tools, union dues, transportation passes, etc. This practical and timely assistance helps remove the frequent barriers that keep clients from stepping into work. Small Sums also offers business planning resources for those considering self-employment. Small Sums is all about practical solutions that foster self-sufficiency and open pathways to stable income. Unity Church member KrisAnne Weiss is a dedicated supporter of Small Sums.
September 10: Obama Elementary School
Obama Elementary School is the pre-K through fifth grade school immediately across the street from Unity Church. Its mission is “to give every child, every chance, every day”. Currently 25 Unity Church members serve as volunteers at Obama. This collection goes to the Principal’s Sunshine Fund which is used to underwrite student field trips, bring visiting art/music staff to Obama, and support teacher recognition. This offering is an expression of Unity’s commitment to be a credible partner in community well-being through standing with Obama School as it addresses disparities in educational opportunities. Marty Rossmann, Nancy Heege, and achorus of Unity members are proud cheerleads for Obama School.
September 17: UUA/UUSC Hurricane Relief Fund
The Unitarian Universalist Association has joined with the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) on a recovery and relief fund for communities affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. One hundred percent of the offering will be dedicated to the fund. Half of all funds raised will go to at-risk populations served by UUSC partners and the other half will support UU congregations and members of those congregations most affected by the storm. Using their eye-to-eye partnership model, UUSC will work with and support local grassroots community partners on the ground in Texas and Florida serving at-risk populations who may not be able to access relief services and who are traditionally left out of mainstream response efforts.
September 24: Shantideva Homeopathic Research Initiative (SHRI)
Shantideva Homeopathic Research Initiative (SHRI) is a volunteer organization providing free homeopathic medicine and health education to rural Indians and Tibetan refugees in the Indian Himalayas. SHRI’s vision is to provide a healing space and an educational forum where the international homeopathic community can share its life-giving insights in the light of exacting clinical work. Coming together with open hearts through acts of selfless service, SHRI provides both healing and education to its clients and volunteers. Unity Church member Desiree Brazelton is the U.S. volunteer representative for SHRI.
If you would like to nominate an organization, please fill out the Offering Recipient Nomination Form at right.
The Unity Church Generosity Ministry Team and the Executive Team developed the following criteria for Sunday Offering nominations from congregation members. Potential offering recipients must meet the following principles:
Download and Print
If you prefer to download and print a PDF form to fill out or save it to your computer and fill it out as a Word document, here are the files.
Nominate the Sunday Offering Form PDF
Nominate the Sunday Offering Form WORD
2016 Reverse Offering Stories
Read all the Reverse Offering stories shared by members and friends of Unity Church.
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