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Dear Union Friends,
Before either of us were members, a church family made a generous gift to memorialize a beloved family member. Marion Challoner’s husband died young, leaving a loving family and church. When she made the gift of our red hymnals in his memory, I don’t think she realized what a great legacy she was bestowing on the members of our church. More than forty years later, we are still being blessed by their gift.
We think of the Challoners’ legacy, and that of countless others as we launch our 2018 pledge drive. So much of who we are and what we are able to do as a church is a direct result of the past generosity of others. Now, that opportunity falls to us. How we approach generosity with the gifts we have been given will determine not only the present but also the future ministry of this congregation.
As the Associate Pastor Search Committee draws closer to presenting us with a candidate, this idea of legacy is even more relevant. Calling a second full time pastor is a commitment to vibrant ministry, both within the congregation and the wider community. We are taking this risk because we strongly believe that Union’s ministry is needed now more than ever.
The pledge amount needed to support our ministry goals for 2018 is $375,000 which is a slight increase from the two campaigns in 2017. We ask you to prayerfully consider your pledge. For it is through members’ and friends’ generosity that we are able to continue our vibrant ministry here at Union and leave our legacy for the future.
Please take a few moments and consider how Union Congregational UCC impacts your life and the legacy of our ministry. You can drop completed pledge cards in the offering plate or mail them to the church or you can use the electronic pledge card above. If you prefer, you can pledge online at www.unionucc.com or just send an email with your 2018 commitment to firstname.lastname@example.org . We appreciate your financial support and we truly appreciate having you as part of our church family.
Together, we can embody our pledge campaign theme: Living in Grace, Giving with Gratitude.
Bruce Shafer, Pledge Campaign Chair
Rev. Bridget Flad Daniels, Senior Pastor