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 1: Days for Girls
Days for Girls creates washable feminine hygiene kits for girls in developing countries in order to help keep them in school, avoid early marriages, and breaking the cycle of poverty. Sewing days take place throughout the Twin Cities, and finished kits will last three to five years. This collection will go support the purchase of sewing supplies, and shipping the kits internationally. Unity’s Denise Dejarlais is a member of the Days for Girls Arden Hills team.
December 8: Amicus Winter Warm Up Drive
Reconnect, a program of Amicus, is an information and referral service especially for ex-offenders. Each week up to 200 people pass through Amicus’ Minneapolis office seeking Reconnect assistance in housing and employment. This collection will support Amicus’ annual Winter Warm-Up Drive which provides clients with gloves, scarves, and headgear essential for winter survival. Unity Church has a long partnership with Amicus with many members involved in Amicus’ one-on-one inmate visitation program.
December 15: Sierra Leon Foundation for New Democracy
Sierra Leon Foundation for New Democracy works in partnership with local communities to bring about non-adversarial alternatives that nurture democratic relationships. Its outreach includes work in food sovereignty and ecological resilience, mass crucial literacy, and cooperative economics. SLFND is currently building a eco-village in Sierra Leon whose mission is to return villagers to indigenous ways, and bring about healing in a country traumatized by colonization and war. This collection will provide project supplies. Unity’s Emma Mathews-Lingen will be traveling to Sierra Leon in January 2020.
December 22: 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.
December 29: Monarch Join Venture
Monarch Joint Venture is a partnership of federal/state agencies, NGOs’, and business and academic programs working together to protect the monarch migration across the United States. Its mission is to protect monarchs and their migration by collaborating with partner groups to conserve habitats, educate community members, and research monarchs and their habitats. Its vision is thriving monarch populations that sustain monarch migration into perpetuity. Unity’s Therese Sexe serves on the board of Monarch Joint Adventure.
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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