High Plains Church Unitarian Universalist

Stewardship


Stewardship is the term used to express how members and friends of High Plains Church to share their personal resources to achieve and manage the church's annual financial goals. Prior to each financial year members and friends make a pledge to support the church financially.



2016 - 2017 Stewardship Campaign

Building a New Way! is the theme of our 2016 - 2017 stewardship campaign, which begins on Sunday, March 6th, with an inspirational worship service that highlights the joys and benefits of supporting our church financially. There will be soup luncheon following the service, and stewardship packets will be available for pickup at that time. The theme reflects exciting initiatives underway as part of Rev. Dana Lightsey's Developmental Ministry that involve church governance, social justice, and strategic planning. We are hoping to secure pledges totaling $235,000. Our campaign will conclude on Sunday, April 10th.

Why Pledge? Because as members and friends, we have a responsibility to:

  • Support the work of the church that impacts the greater community
  • Demonstrate our appreciation for the inspiration and encouragement we draw from the church
  • Provide deserved fair compensation to our professional staff
  • Support the regional and national offices of the Unitarian Universalist Association
  • Keep the heat flowing and the lights on

How much should I/We Pledge?

A pledge is the result of studying one's financial picture and thoughtfully weighing the value and benefits of the church's activities to oneself and to other persons and institutions one cares about. Guidelines are provided by the UUA’s Fair Share Guide. We invite people to consider pledging three or four percent of their income.

How does one make a Pledge?

Members and friends fill out a pledge form indicating the amount they plan to give on a weekly, monthly, or yearly basis.

  • To obtain a pledge form contact the church administrator, the church finance office, or the stewardship team at Stewardship@hpcuu.org.
  • To pledge on line click here.
Pledges made during the annual stewardship campaign normally become active July 1st, the first day of the new fiscal year. Pledges made at other times commence at a specified date. It is important to understand that a pledge is not a binding legal obligation, but rather a well intentioned promise of periodic payments to the church.

How does one make pledge payments?

One can mail a check to the church or put it in the collection plate, writing "pledge" on the memo line. Alternatively, a person's bank can be instructed to send payments to the church, either one at a time or automatically, usually every month. If one chooses to pay with cash, it is important to put it in an envelope with a name on it or paper clip a note to it.