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.
April/May Offering Recipients
April 29: Children’s Law Center Minnesota
Children's Law Center provides legal representation for childhood and teenage victims of abuse and neglect, giving them a voice in the courtroom. Today’s collection will assist CLC in recruiting, training, and supporting its volunteers, preparing them not only to represent clients but also to lobby for more effective child protection legislation. Unity member Peggy Lin is a volunteer CLC attorney working with foster children in Ramsey County.
May 6: Arthur Foote Music Sunday
Arthur Foote was minister at Unity Church from 1945-1970. Upon his death in 1999 the Arthur Foote Music Fund was created as a permanent endowment to provide an annual music Sunday in his memory. Currently the endowment supports a portion of Foote Music Sunday expenses. Your gifts to grow this endowment are gratefully accepted!
May 13: CLF Prison Ministry
The Church of the Larger Fellowship (CLF) is a Unitarian Universalist congregation without walls. Its prison ministry brings hope and inspiration to over 700 inmates nationwide through its pen pal matches, reading materials, pastoral care, and UU classes. Today's collection will be used to send CLF print materials to prison congregants. Unity Church members Hannah Eller-Isaacs; Pastor Danny Givens, Jr.; and Erin Cerny are actively involved in the CLF Prison Ministry.
May 20: Youth Performance Company
Youth Performance Company (YPC) is a youth-inspired theater company that fuels the creativity of young actors, singers, writers, and dancers. Participants are coached to become youth performance leaders, using their talents to celebrate cultural identity within the context of today’s multicultural society. Today’s collection will be used to underwrite both transportation costs for schools attending YPC productions and tuition for students of limited resources to participate in YPC summer programs. Unity’s Chris and Vicki Griese are enthusiastic supporters of YPC.
May 27: Unity Church Chalice Camp
Chalice Camp is designed to provide a unique opportunity for children in grades one through eight to deepen their connections to Unity Church, Unitarian Universalism, and the wider community. Camp this summer will include worship, small and large group activities, and time for fun. This offering will support scholarship opportunities for church families. Unity Church member Hannah Eller-Isaacs is Chalice Camp Director.
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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