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.
December Offering Recipients
December 2: TU Dance School
TU Dance School, founded is 2011, reaches through diverse dance traditions to uncover the connective power of dance. Located on the Green Line in St. Paul, the school provides programming for dance artists and students of all ages, regardless of race, class, sexual orientation, gender identification, body type, or ability to pay. Nearly half of the teachers and participants are people of color. Approximately 40% of the students receive full or partial scholarships. Unity’s Anne Parker is on the board of the TU Dance School.
December 9: Face It Foundation
Millions of men experience depression, but far fewer seek help. The Face It Foundation, founded in 2009, gives men the support they need to face depression, take control of their recovery and get their lives back. Generous donations of organizations and individuals ensure that all services and resources are free for the men who need them. Unity’s Steve Harper serves as a volunteer facilitator for a bi-weekly peer support group.
December 16: Indigenous Roots
Indigenous Roots is a collective of primarily East Side St. Paul artists dedicated to building, supporting, and cultivating opportunities for indigenous peoples and communities of color, and to promote and practice holistic well being through arts, culture, and tradition. Today’s collection will go directly to the youth of Wakinyan Luta Oyanke, a group of forty Lakota singers and dancers, to purchase music and dance outfits. Unity’s Maggie Lorenz is one of the directing artists at Indigenous Roots.
December 23: Open Hands Midway
Open Hands Midway fills the food security gap in the Midway district of St. Paul by serving free noon meals and distributing food to those in need. Clothing, household goods, and personal hygiene supplies are also available. A nurse is available weekly to check vitals and deal with health concerns. Open Hands provides over 15,000 meals annually. Today’s collection will support the noon meal program. Unity’s Barbara McKernan is an Open Hands volunteer.
December 30: Minneapolis Crisis Nursery
Minneapolis Crisis Nursery works to end child abuse and neglect and create strong, healthy families. The Crisis Nursery supports families in crisis 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, through their free, voluntary services.
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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