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.



2018 - 2019 Stewardship Campaign

Finding our Way Home! is the theme of our 2018 - 2019 stewardship campaign, which takes place in March. The theme reflects the fact that, in spite of the many transitions afoot at church, when we are in community, we are truly at home. We are hoping to secure pledges totaling $206,000 and are asking members and friends to increase their giving by $20/month in order to accomplish this goal.

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
  • Pay the costs associated with our new location

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?

You will receive a mailing with details about the stewardship campaign and a blank pledge form by March 9th. Members and friends fill out the pledge form indicating the amount they plan to give on a weekly, monthly, or yearly basis.

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.