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.
October Offering Recipients
October 6: Little Kitchen Foodshelf
Little Kitchen Foodshelf seeks to increase access to healthy food by organizing food distributions of free groceries to students and families at Pillsbury School. Last year 80 families were served an average of 60 pounds of food per month. Unity Church member Rebecca Stewart works at Pillsbury Elementary School.
October 13: Voices of Hope
Voices of Hope is a women’s prison choir at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Shakopee, MN. The choir fosters individual growth and bridges unlikely communities through song, serving communities both inside and outside of the prison. It empowers women to find their voice, build connections, and brings a positive message of hope and healing. Unity Church member Peter Heege sings with Voices of Hope Summer Jam, where community members join in singing with the choir.
October 20: Canine Inspired Change
Canine Inspired Change (CIC) is a nonprofit organization helping young people transcend trauma, social struggles, and isolation by sparking connections with dogs, volunteers, and each other. Working with trained therapy dog teams, CIC leads classes blending dog training and therapy to teach students patience, compassion, and confidence while building communication skills and establishing healthy boundaries. Unity Church member Toni Lee volunteers with CIC.
October 27: SteppingStone Theatre
The collection will support programming at the Obama School, providing eight weeks of performing arts experiences at SteppingStone Theatre facilitated by professional teaching artists. This school year, 60 scholars will participate in the program. Unity Church member Kelley Nelson works at SteppingStone and is helping to lead this new partnership.
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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