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:
September Offering Recipients
September 6: Sarah's Oasis
As part of the ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Sarah’s Oasis is a home dedicated to safety and dignity for a diverse community of women where they are empowered to begin new and productive lives. Sarah’s welcomes women in need of resources or support who have often survived significant trauma including violence, abuse, torture, war, discrimination, and other difficult circumstances. Since 1996 more than 600 women have called Sarah’s home.
September 13: Frogtown Food Resource
Frogtown Food Resource has teamed up with Second Harvest to serve approximately 150 Frogtown households through its twice-monthly food distribution at two neighborhood churches. Preparations are being made for fall and winter when the triple whammy of Covid-19, unemployment, and the underlying poverty of the Frogtown neighborhood will make the distribution of food and household items an even greater necessity. This collection will buy masks, gloves, and sanitizer for volunteers, waste hauling services at distribution centers, as well as diapers, personal hygiene items, and household essentials not supplied by Second Harvest. Unity’s Patricia Ohmans and her husband Tony Schmitz are Frogtown residents and volunteers at both food distribution locations.
September 20: Quatrefoil Library
Founded in 1986, Quatrefoil Library of Minneapolis is among the largest and longest-running LGBTQ+ libraries in the United States. Its completely volunteer staff manages the circulating collection of 30,000 books and DVDs along with an extensive archive of queer history. This collection will support its scholarship program, offering $1,000 individual grants to students focusing on LGBTQ studies. Unity Church member Nanette Stearns is the board president of the library.
September 27: Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light
Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light (MIPL) believes that passionate care of creation is an integral part of spiritual life and social justice. MIPL works in partnership with faith communities to build transformative power and to bring the light of collective insights and gifts to addressing climate change. MIPL strives to create a deeply rooted community voice for the rapidly growing climate justice movement. Unity's Sustainable Living Team partners with MIPL and this collection will support Unity’s membership as a MIPL sustaining congregation.
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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