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, Patricia Ohmans, Lex Horan, Rebecca Flood, Pam Ampferer, 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.
December Offering Recipients
December 4: Restorative Justice Community Action
Restorative Justice Community Action (RJCA) provides community-based restorative justice services in Hennepin and Ramsey counties. RJCA facilitates conversations between individuals who have committed misdemeanor or low level felony offenses, and community residents impacted, in an effort to identify mutually agreed upon restitution. Individuals who complete the RJCA process are able to make amends, keep a conviction off their record, minimize contact with the criminal justice system, and plot a positive path forward. RJCA is a local non-profit agent implementing Unity’s commitment to racial and restorative justice.
December 11: Avenues for Homeless Youth
Avenues for Homeless Youth is a transitional housing program for twenty youth, ages 16-20. Its North Minneapolis location, staffed 24 hours a day, provides basic shelter needs, meals, intensive case management, health and wellness care, independent living skills, and help with education and employment help. The average stay at Avenues is between 90 and 120 days. Avenues also manages a host-family program for homeless, queer-identified youth, the majority of whom are people of color.
December 18: Minnesota Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Alliance
The mission of the Minnesota Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Alliance (MUUSJA) is to unleash courageous leadership and collective power to build a just and loving world. MUUSJA offers live workshops, trainings, and UUA youth programs, and has seen statewide capacity increase through online justice convenings and covenant groups. Unity Church member Sherri Knuth serves on the MUUSJA Board. Many Unity Church members are donors and program participants.
December 25: Ministers' Discretionary Fund
The Ministers’ Discretionary Fund provides the ministers a means by which they are able to respond to a world with a wide variety of needs.
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:
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