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.
April Offering Recipients
April 7: ComMUSICation
ComMUSICation offers high-quality, intensive music education opportunities that reflect the diversity of Frogtown, a St. Paul Promise neighborhood. This unique program uses singing as one tool to empower youth with lifelong skills that help build a feeling of community belonging and a commitment to service. ComMUSICation utilizes local artist partners to build a choral program encouraging family participation and community engagement. Today’s collection will be used to provide transportation, purchase sheet music, and provide food for kids involved in this after school program. Unity’s Brian Newhouse is a cheerleader for ComMUSICation.
April 14: Freedom School
St. Paul’s Freedom School is a K-8 summer adventure with a primary outreach to students of color. This six-week program is housed at Capitol Hill Magnet School and Hazel Park Academy. In 2019 Freedom School will be one of six pilot sites nationwide for Hero Elementary sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education and TPT. Hero Elementary is an expansive media initiative focused on improving school readiness in science and literacy. Today’s collection will support the purchase of books featuring stories of people of color. In summer 2018, nearly 700 scholars completed Freedom School. Many Unity Church members are Freedom School volunteers.
April 21: Mano a Mano International Partners
Mano a Mano works to create partnerships with impoverished Bolivian communities to improve health and economic well- being by building medical clinics, schools, roads, and water reservoirs and providing medical and agricultural training. Today’s 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’s Ray Wiedmeyer is the guiding light for this medical surplus mission.
April 28: Camp Tamarack
Camp Tamarack is a non-denominational overnight summer camp whose mission is to give urban children the opportunity to experience a rural environment and to learn positive life lessons. Tamarack provides a first-time camper experience in a safe and fun environment with opportunities to run, sing, canoe, swim, dance, play games, and build community. Tamarack is managed and run by an all-volunteer staff of high school and college students and long-time adult supporters. This summer Tamarack’s weekly cost is $220/week. (Minnesota average for overnight camps is $750/week.) This offering will be used to keep the camper tuition affordable and assist with scholarships. Unity’s Dick Buggs is a supporter of Camp Tamarack.
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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