Our HOPE for the future means making COURAGEOUS choices today.
Wage Justice for Unity’s Staff
For decades, Unity Church has benefited from the presence of a highly capable, collaborative and dedicated staff, and for the past 25 years, we have been compensating our staff based on a national church salary survey. In November of 2022, the UUA released new salary guidelines with recommended salaries that are significantly higher than current salaries. Unity’s leadership has made a multi-year commitment to move all staff salaries to these new, equitable levels. We need your support! 2024 is year one, and it is our goal to move all staff members to 85% of the UUA’s minimum range, which requires $200k more in pledges. Our ultimate goal is to compensate everyone at the appropriate midpoint range in the coming years.
Calling Our Next Senior Minister
Calling the next senior minister is one of the most important decisions a congregation makes. As someone who signed the membership book, made an operating pledge and a contribution toward that pledge, you as a voting member shape the future of Unity Church. Together we let hope become courage.
Operating and Capital Pledges
The congregation has been making capital pledges since 2015, averaging $218k annually. These pledges have been paying the debt service on our 2012 Unity Tomorrow capital project ($140k/yr), and providing $50-75k for capital repairs and acquisitions each year. We expect to have our long-term bank note paid off by the end of 2026. Over the past nine years, we have built capital reserves and are positioned to ask community members who are making both operating and capital pledges to rebalance their pledges with emphasis on our operating fund. If you are pledging to both operating and capital, please consider allocating 85% of your giving to operating and 15% of your giving to capital. This shift would result in an additional $75k for the 2024 operating budget.
How Can I Ensure a Healthy Pledge Campaign?