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.
August Offering Recipients
August 4: Frogtown Green
The mission of Frogtown Green is to make Frogtown the greenest, healthiest, and most beautiful neighborhood in Saint Paul. To do this, Frogtown Green advocates for greenspaces, promotes sustainable activities, and manages several parklets, urban farms, and gardens throughout Frogtown. To date over 270 trees have been planted. Unity Church member Patricia Ohmans, a Frogtown resident for over 35 years, is the founder and part-time director of Frogtown Green.
August 11 & 25: One Voice MIxed Chorus
One Voice Mixed Chorus is Minnesota's own — and one of North America's largest — LGBTQ and straight allies community chorus. One Voice is about building community and creating social change by raising their voices in song! Its Out in Our Schools program takes the choir into Minnesota schools to explore diversity through learning and performing choral music. This collection will help cover the cost of music scores and programming.
August 18: East Side Elders
East Side Elders serves the Dayton’s Bluff, Payne-Phalen, and Conway-Battle Creek neighborhoods. Its primary mission is to enable seniors to live safely and independently at home. In 2019, its transportation outreach has provided over 1650 rides to more than 600 individuals. Today’s collection will go to ESE’s Act of Kindness fund, helping seniors who are struggling to make ends meet. Unity Church member Anacleta Martina nominated ESE.
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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