"Slide 1 - Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation"
VUU Mission The Valley Unitarian Universalist Church is a welcoming community ALL HANDS ON DECK that honors diversity in all its forms. We strive for social justice and environmental responsibility, nurture each person’s life-long spiritual journey, and create a place of peace and celebration as we encounter the mysteries of life. Valley Unitarian Universalist Church www.vuu.org 6400 W. Del Rio Street * Chandler, AZ 85226-1746 Phone: 480-899-4249 * Fax: 480-899-2408 VUU StewardSHIP 2008 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org We can change the World VUU Covenant Love is the doctrine of this church. The quest for truth is its sacrament. And service is its prayer. To dwell together in peace. To seek knowledge in freedom. To serve humankind in friendship. Thus do we covenant. -2 - - 11 - ALL HANDS ON DECK! WHO WE ARE - WHAT WE DO Dear Members and Friends, Bridge of Love Cabaret UU Women's Circle Celebration of Milestones Our Whole Lives Sexuality Education Adult Choir Over 200 Children We invite you to join us on our quest. This is a call for Shoebox Ministry Desert Lotus Zen Group Caring and Concerns “All Hands on Deck” for the Annual Stewardship Campaign! This Neighborhood Contacts Adult RE Classes democratic Covenant Groups year is crucial to our future. Will our good ship, the “VUU Promise”, Prescott Retreat Lunatarian Weekend Worship Associates Monthly leave the harbor and venture boldly into a bright future? Or will it MUUGS Activities Kids’ Christmas Play Sacred Earth Circle remain anchored in our port, leaving the good news we have here as Thanksgiving Potluck/Group Gobble de’Benneville Pines Visioning a well kept secret? Weekend SAWUURA Wilderness/Religious Association New UU Classes UU Christians Moments for Meditation Young Religious UU’s Come with us on our voyage to the future. Our journey is (YRUU’s) Spiritual Ministry Olympia Brown Women’s Group Humanists Assistance to Shut-ins Bead Babes Children's Choir Spiritual hopeful and guided by our doctrine of love, and with the wind of Nourishment Dedicated Staff Paz de Cristo Bunny Clarke Award Over positive change in our sails. Just imagine what we could do with 350 Members Lay Led Sermons Long Range Plan MUUGS Spring Canoe our crew united, working together as a loving, caring community. Trip VUU Bookstore UU Day at the Legislature Coming of Age Our task is to visit every port possible to help create a peaceful, Mentoring Culture Club VUU Players Knit Wits Chalice Lighters gentle and much greener planet where every person is treated with Sermons Recorded Worship Memorial Garden Newsletter IT/Web the inherent dignity and respect they deserve. Team Green Sanctuary VUU Café VUU House Band Halloween Party Interweave Circle Suppers VUU Men’s Group Great Books Discussion Lone Jensen Group Science & Religion Covenant Groups Special Needs Veterans Minister for Peace VUU For Peace Souper Bowl Unlimited Potential Guest At Your Table Whispering Hope Ranch Teaching Church/Internship VUU Orchestra Holiday Arts Festival Heart’s Desire Auction Christmas Pageant Child Dedications Designated Charity of the Year (Chandler Christian Community Center) Minister’s Dusty Desert Corner Aesthetics Team Intern Sermon Brown Bag Feeding the Spirit Circle Worship VUU Congregational Survey UU Bible Study Grocery Program Facilities Planning Team Intergenerational Holiday Band Christmas Day Hike Hand Chime Choir Family Caroling Party iGive.com WeeUUs Happy Anniversary Wishes Fair Trade Coffee Sermon Pod Casts Hanukah Volunteer of the Month Flower Communion Welcoming Congregation VUUSICA Culture of Stewardship and Giving Vesper Services Flower Girls/Altar Beautification All Music Service Search the Future Weekend Thanks to the “Crew” of the VUU StewardSHIP Campaign: Donna Bennett * Jim Bennett * Melissa Bush * Garry Cantley * DeeAnne Clowes * Linda Horton * Gloriana Hunter * Debbie Mark * Mike McBeath * Al McGarrity * Karen McGarrity * Chris Sar * Anne Schneider * David Sheh * Debbe Simpkins * Nancy Wittenberg * and of course, all our stewards, captains and team leaders! - 10 - -3 - Achieving our pledge goals will enable us to manifest our Five-Year Plan MemberSHIP We have “good news” to share with our community. We just need to tell them and invite them on-board. ScholarSHIP Welcoming & Diverse Community (24%): VUU has excellent lifespan Minister, Administration, Choir & Music, UUA connections, religious education programs Building/Facilities, Lifespan Religious Education for all ages. We aim to expand those offerings. Place of Peace & Celebration (30%): Choir & Music, Minister, Mortgage/Building/Grounds/Utilities, Lifespan Religious Education MusicianSHIP Our church has an Social Justice & Care of the Earth (10%): especially strong music Green Sanctuary, Social Action Ministry, Minister, Choir & Music, program for both adults Lifespan Religious Education and children. VUU is known for congregational Quest for Truth (15%): Lifespan Religious Education, Minister, Administration singing and the VUUsica concert series. Love & Caring (21%): Minister, Caring & Concerns, Administration, Choir & Music, Lifespan Religious Education LeaderSHIP Build leaders from within. While leadership can be challenging at times, it is also very rewarding. FellowSHIP & FriendSHIP Covenant groups and discussion groups. Sunday cafes and more! -4 - -9 - WorSHIP Proposed 2008-09 Stewardship Campaign Target Budget: Inspirational sermons. Moving music. $385,000* Supports Our Mission We must do these things and maintain our position as a “fair compensation” congregation. Pie chart depicts planned percent of expenditures by area ApprenticeSHIP There is an increasing need for additional professional help including a part time Associate Minister. StewardSHIP Enhance our beautiful physical facilities. Green Sanctuary. Support of community groups. Percentages and Descriptions listed in Table to the Right Holy SHIP Help patch a hole * Represents portion of the total VUU budget to be raised through the with your pledge! Stewardship campaign. The target budget builds the infrastructure for future growth as outlined in our congregational 5-year plan. -8 - -5 - Suggested Fair-Share Giving Guide Use Table to calculate ADD Salaries, Commissions, Bonuses, Owner’s/Partner’s Draw + FAIR-SHARE INCOME Pensions, Annuities and IRA/401k Distributions + Interest Received, Dividends Received, Net Rents + Social Security, Disability Payments + Capital Gains Received, Royalties, License Fees + Income Sub-Total = DEDUCT Child Care, Special Needs Care, Elder Care, Higher Education - Medical Premiums, Major Medical Deductibles, Uncovered Medical - Deduction Sub-Total = FAIR-SHARE INCOME (Income Less Deduction) = -6 - -7 -