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, Cathy Spears, 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.
April Offering Recipients
April: 5: Minnesota Moms Demand Action
Minnesota Moms Demand Action (MMDA) is part of Every Town for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country. The group lobbies for sensible gun legislation and work to reduce childhood gun deaths through their Be Smart campaign. MMDA strives to engage a more culturally and ethnically diverse network of volunteers. This collection will support outreach to underrepresented communities disproportionately impacted by gun violence. Unity Church members Patricia Eaves and Patricia Ohmans are strong supporters of MMDA.
April 12: Mano a Mano International Partners
Mano a Mano works to create partnerships with impoverished Bolivian communities to improve health and economic wellbeing by building medical clinics, schools, roads, and water reservoirs and providing medical and agricultural training. This collection will be used to support Mano a Mano’s medical surplus program which collects medical supplies that would otherwise be thrown into Minnesota landfills, organizes these supplies, and ships them to Bolivia. Unity Church member Ray Wiedmeyer is the guiding light for this medical surplus mission.
April 19: Walker West Music Academy
Walker West Music Academy was founded in 1988 by Rev. Carl Walker and Grant West. The academy is the epicenter of a vibrant music learning community rooted in the African-America cultural experience where people of all ages and backgrounds gather to explore and grow through music. Walker West has become an oasis of personal and community renewal in the heart of the Selby-Dale neighborhood. This collection will support Walker West Academy’s scholarship fund. Patricia Haff, former Unity Church outreach director, nominated Walker West Academy.
April 26: YWCA St. Paul College Club
The College Club’s mission is to help at risk students from impoverished families change their lives by becoming successful college applicants through exploring and assessing postsecondary options, preparing for SAT and ACT exams, tackling financial aid applications, and meeting with admissions counselors. This collection will offset expenses to take students to college campuses, exposing them to higher education and a college setting. Unity Church member Beverly Heydinger is YWCA board member and advocate of the College Club.
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:
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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
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2016 Reverse Offering Stories
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