Dear Olympia Brown Unitarian Universalist Church Community,
It is good to be together. It is good to be seen, to be seen with inherent dignity and worthiness, as an integral part of the interdependent web of all existence. Here may we find friendships, gentle encouragement to grow and learn together, smiles and giggles from all ages, a space to be held in times of sorrow, and spiritual nourishment to bring with us through another week. And through this, we grow, we change a little, we move closer toward our hopes, our dreams of beloved community.
We love this place; in that we love these people. We hope for this place, in that we hope for these people. We believe, we know, that our faith is needed here in Racine, matters here in Racine. You make this church possible. It takes time, talent, and treasure in equal measure to make a church possible. We reach out annually this time of year to talk about our budget drive.
Each year, our budget, which includes our programs, worship services, staff salaries, expenses for the building, and more, is built off the pledges we receive from our members and friends. As you are considering your pledge this year, think about how you have been called to change, called to care, called to love through your relationships in this community and imagine together what more is possible.
A message from our board co-presidents, Carl Hubbard and Cory Mason-
Our church depends on the goodwill of our congregation to sustain our mission to work towards a more just, inclusive and sustainable world. Your contribution to the annual pledge drive is the financial lifeblood of our church. The money you give to OBUUC enables us to continue the vitally important work of supporting both our church and the community beyond our doors, where our outreach makes a positive difference. Our greatest expense and our greatest asset is our minister and her staff, and we want to pay them fairly. Please give generously to this year’s OBUUC Pledge Drive.
Join us for our 2023-2024 Annual Budget Drive where we will be Setting Our Table! We are setting the table in preparation for the journey to come. Our meeting with Stewardship for Us has given us much to consider. May we make the necessary preparation now to sustain us as we journey through and into what is yet to be for OBUUC. It is an exciting time!
Thank you for all of the ways you are giving to the life of our church. It takes all of us to make OBUUC possible.
If you have questions, please reach out to our Annual Budget Drive Team, Linda Wetherbe, Anita Miller, Rev. Danielle or to our board co-presidents, Carl Hubbard and Cory Mason.
With care and gratitude, Your Annual Budget Drive Team