Created by Generosity
We say in our church that we are self-sufficient. What we mean by that is that we believe it is a blessing to be able to govern and support our religious community ourselves—to make possible by our generosity everything we dream of and do to live out our shared values.
~ Sunday Offering
Our church exists and thrives only because members and friends care enough to invest themselves and their resources in what we do. It is moving to see folks step up and stretch themselves in new roles to meet major challenges. It is inspiring to see us reach out through Harvest, refugee support, Bear Clan patrols, and Share the Plate with frontline groups who transform lives. We are proud to be the home of community leaders. Remarkably, “we” have been doing this in Winnipeg, through thick and thin, since 1891.
Pledging and Reflection
Pledging has a very practical function – it helps us budget for the coming year. Please make your pledge here so we can count you in.
Pledging is also a time to reflect on your relation to our church and provide feedback.
Our caring community is an ever-renewed creation of our collective generosity – of spirit, as we encourage one another; of time and talent, as we volunteer; and of money, as we pledge and donate. How much? The Fair Share Contribution Guide shows amounts in proportion to personal income and commitment.
Some folks have precarious income. No pledge or donation is too small. Giving what you can when you can, with a generous spirit and a volunteering hand is abundant generosity that lifts us up. And if fortune smiles, you can multiply that abundance by investing in the causes you care about, one of which, we hope, is First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg and its Mission.
Mission into Action
Please read Mission into Action, a vision of where our Mission takes us and how to get there. It guides action and our proposed budget.
Read or download the Draft budget for 2022-2023 PDF file.
Make it happen with your support.
No question, the last two years have been a challenge! COVID and conflict are exhausting and left some folks hurt. We have issues to address. But we also demonstrate remarkable resilience, pivoting to professionally produced Zoom services within days of COVID lockdown. Lay volunteers have since learned Zoom and production skills to create memorable Sunday services. Others formed a volunteer administration team. And committees continue their essential work. Mission into Action recognizes our capacity to repair, build and pursue new opportunities. We are on our way!
Mission into Action adopts a mutual learning model of decision-making. We assume that each of us sees things others don’t. Tell us what you see. What do you wish others would do? What can you do? What should the Board know? Email your thoughts and insights to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include contact information so we can continue the dialogue, and remember to pledge here.