2020 Spring Pledge Drive: United as One

Dear Members and Friends of CVUUS,

             We’re looking forward to leading this year’s pledge drive, and it’s coming up in March! We’re working out all the details, and will be kicking things off on Sun, March 1st, with Barnaby’s Canvass Kick-off Sermon. The theme of this year’s pledge drive is United as One. This came to us from the hymn, “Gather the Spirit,” (347) which touches on the reasons we gather, and the ways we gather, and yet reminds us that “our separate fires will kindle one flame…[with] the chorus of life resounding as one.” There are so many gifts we bring to CVUUS and a variety of reasons we come together in beloved community, but with the canvass, there’s really just one goal: to get financial commitments from enough people to meet the operating expenses of CVUUS for the year ahead.

In the coming weeks, you will receive budget information and details about what it costs to staff, operate and maintain our church. The February 16th congregational conversation will be about this year’s pledge drive and some of the ways we hope to connect with and engage all our members and friends. As we plan to be United as One, we also know it takes about seven times, and seven ways to ensure information is communicated effectively across large diverse groups. We will discuss some of the ways we will solicit pledges and engage everyone in the important canvass process. Thanks for reading this pledge drive preview and get ready for a “next generation canvass” in March. More to come soon!          

Love,  Tracey & Jay Harrington