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First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany

2020-21 Stewardship Campaign

Stewardship Q&A2020-21 Giving Guide


Building Beloved Community: Let’s Get Growing!

Each year, we embark on a stewardship journey together. Needs and goals are identified; budget requests are submitted. Discernment and decisions follow. And now comes the pitch…your support is integral to who we are, what we do, and the UU principles and values by which we live and grow. With our pledge, we affirm our mission and priorities, and recommit to our beloved congregation. With our pledge, we recommit to a vision of the world worthy of our support. We say YES…

We welcome everyone. Our Unitarian Universalist community seeks truth and deeper meaning, pursues justice through inspired action, and cultivates compassion and love for all connected by the web of life.

Let’s Get Growing!

Our congregational life is defined by the pooling of our collective resources: time, talent and treasure. We care for each other, together. We nurture our children and youth, together. We make a difference in the lives of those in need, together. We take a side against injustice, together. And, together, we must ensure our dynamic congregation continues to flourish.

Please think deeply about what Albany UU means to you, what Albany UU means to the greater community. Consider what you would like to give; think about what it would mean to increase your pledge. Determine your donor category and feel good about it. Most have found that they are glad when they decided to give more. Hopefully you will too.

Our campaign goal is $460,000.

If you pledge over $1000 annually, we ask you to consider a 9% increase this year.

If you pledge under $1000 annually, we ask you to consider a $100 increase this year. 

In addition to strengthening our financial security and programmatic capacity, this increase would provide new and continued support for: 

  • Our cherished space as a gateway for building community
  • Fulfilling our commitment to social justice and inclusivity
  • Energizing our mission and ministry through music.

To ensure we reach these goals, please consider raising your pledge. Thank you.



Yours in service,

Patti Jo Newell, President & Stewardship Chair

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