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, Patricia Ohmans, Rebecca Flood, and Cathy Spears. 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.
If you would like to nominate an organization, please fill out the offering recipient nomination form at right.
Criteria for Sunday Offering nominations submitted by congregation members:
March Offering Recipients
March 7: Ramsey Middle School Food Pantry
Ramsey Middle School Pantry emerged as teachers at the school realized that food insecurity was becoming a reality for many students doing distance learning. A survey was sent to school families to help identify those in need of food assistance and one hundred families responded affirmatively. Staff created the food pantry which now makes weekly food deliveries to 67 families. Unity Church members Rebecca Flood and Ruth McKenzie are pantry volunteers.
March 14: Face It Foundation
Millions of men experience depression, far fewer seek help. The Face It Foundation gives men the support they need to face depression, take control of their recovery, and get their lives back. Face It currently provides its entirely free services to over 150 men. Providing services during Covid-19 has been especially challenging due to the additional building maintenance (cleaning, improved air handling, etc.). This collection is earmarked for pandemic expenses. Unity Church member Steve Harper has been with Face It for three years, first as a participant and now as a group facilitator.
March 21: Exodus Lending
Exodus Lending is Minnesota's only non-profit dedicated to helping Minnesotans get out of payday lending debt. The program model allows enrolled participants to “gift” their past-due payday loan to Exodus who then pays off the loan in full. Program participants repay Exodus in twelve monthly installments. Those enrolled in the repayment program also have access to free financial counseling. This collection will support the refinancing of payday and other predatory loans, and advocacy for fair and just lending practices. Unity Church member Karen Abraham nominated Exodus Lending.
March 28: Mixed Blood Theater
Mixed Blood Theater, located in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis, brings audiences and artists together to imagine and create a more just world. Using theatre to illustrate and animate, Mixed Blood models pluralism in pursuit of connection, shared humanity, and engaged citizenry. Unable to produce live theatre since the pandemic shutdown, Mixed Blood has partnered with Coyle Community Center to secure donations for the purchase and distribution of food and other essentials to residents living in Cedar-Riverside — the majority of whom are East African immigrants and refugees. Unity Church member Lia Rivamonte serves as Development Director of Mixed Blood.
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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