UUCPA’s annual canvass begins this Sunday, January 30th

This coming Sunday, January 30th, will mark the beginning of our annual pledge drive for the 2022-2023 fiscal year.  This will be an important year for our church and we hope you will choose to be part of it with your participation (most important!) and your commitment to helping to support UUCPA financially (also important!).  If you attend the online service at 11 am this Sunday you’ll hear more about the pledge drive from Amy and others.

You have probably heard that this year is the 75th anniversary of UUCPA, an exciting milestone that we all should be proud of.  And if by chance you haven’t heard, then, thanks to the Adult Religious Education and 75th Anniversary committees, you can tune in on Wednesday evenings to hear about the many fascinating aspects of UUCPA’s history.

We are planning to have pledge packets ready to send in the mail by the beginning of next week.  You will also be able to pick up your pledge packet at church at the end of the Sunday service.  The first service is online only, but if you come to the church parking lot between 12 and 1 pm after the service, you can pick up your pledge packet.  You can even stay in your car and a real person will hand you your packet and some cookies.  Free cookies and no nasal swabs, what’s not to like?

The Stewardship Committee works hard to make sure that all those who have pledged recently, and all who have attended church events during the past year, are on our lists to receive pledge packets. But we do occasionally miss people who may want to pledge. If you are one of those people and you haven’t received a pledge packet by February 10, 2021, please let us know by calling the church office or by sending a message to stewardship@uucpa.org.

We also want to meet with as many of our prospective pledgers as possible.  We have a flexible canvass model this year, which means we leave it up to our volunteer canvassers to decide whether to arrange group meetings (as we did last year), individual meetings, or some combination of the two.  And we will try to accommodate your preferences – we know that some enjoy group meetings and that others prefer to meet as a couple or as an individual.  And yes, we are still in a pandemic, so many meetings will be held online. But it is also possible to meet outdoors, at the church or in your backyard.  Feel free to express your preference if you are contacted by a canvasser. 

When we meet with you we’ll answer your questions about pledging, but we will not talk about how much you should pledge, or whether you should make a pledge.  That’s your business.  What we will talk about is what’s important to you in the life of our church.

Thanks to all,

The Stewardship Committee