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 7: Apparent Plan
Apparent Plan is a faith-based network of efforts to support older members of congregations. Its mission is to provide programs and services that dramatically improve the quality of life for older adults and to serve as a vital and trusted resource to communities of faith as they build relevant older adult ministries. Apparent Plan also specializes in both health promotion and elder advocacy. Today’s collection will go to an Emergency Fund established to meet crisis needs of individual elders. Unity’s Hal Freshly works with Apparent Plan.
October 14: COPAL
COPAL (Comunidades Organizando el Poder y la Accion Latina) aims to unite Minnesota’s Latinx community in active grassroots communal democracy, building racial, gender, social, and economic justice across community lines. Its main activities are robust voter engagement in seven Minnesota cities where Latinos are located, citizenship classes combined with legal assistance, incorporation of Latinx issues and voices into the Our Future Minnesota agenda, and the organization of a Minnesota Temporary Protected Status (TPS) alliance. Unity Church member Rico Duran is a strong voice for COPAL.
October 21: Microgrants
Microgrants gives $1000 grants to low-income people of potential to invest in their lives. The grants are designed to increase their income either through small business development or acquisition and retention of stable employment. Microgrants' activities are rooted in its commitment to reduce and eliminate poverty through work. Unity’s Phil Morton has volunteered with Microgrants for over ten years.
October 28: SELF International
SELF International offers exciting hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) experiences to underserved communities. Its goal is to help young people explore science and gain confidence to study science throughout their school years. Students grades 5-10 explore nano science in experiments at the Boys and Girls Club of South Minneapolis. SELF is currently partnering in a two-year program with SciGirls of TPT TV. Ninety percent of the families served by SELF earn less than $10,000 per year. Unity Church member Maria Caliandro volunteers regularly at Minneapolis SELF activities.
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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