Dear Members and Friends,The 2014/15 church year will be a truly historic one for First Unitarian Church as we celebrate "125 Years in Avondale". It was March 27, 1889 when a vibrant First Church congregation completed their move from downtown Cincinnati to the "suburbs" of Avondale and our current church building and home. Ever since opening its arched red doors, First Unitarian Church has served a positive force for justice, dignity, and respect in our community and across the globe.
Stewardship Campaign ThemeThe theme of this year's Stewardship Campaign is "125 Years of Stepping Up" as we celebrate and remember the many great moments in our Church history when members and ministers stepped up to big challenges to bring about positive change. We inherit a rich tradition of dissatisfaction with the status quo, of bold action, and of the improvement of countless lives in the pursuit of a better world. Our First Church legacy is one of ACTION. It is a legacy of "stepping up" and making a difference that we proudly carry on today.
Progress always starts with a step. We celebrate this simple idea each year as our littlest children "step up" to kindergarten and begin their journey of Religious Education growth. Our church is what it is today because the many members before us chose to "step up" through their service, their leadership, and their gifts. And, our church is what it is today because our current members continue this tradition of "stepping up" in powerful and inspiring ways.
2014-15 Stewardship Campaign Goal
We look forward to celebrating this historic 125th Anniversary throughout 2014/15 with you! And, we look forward to working with you to extend our church legacy by "stepping up" to another amazing year of positive difference in Cincinnati and the world.
We will start collecting pledges on Sunday, March 30. There are several options for submitting pledges:
Your pledge commitment is activated on July 1. You will receive quarterly statements listing contributions toward the pledge but it is entirely up to you when you make your contributions (weekly, monthly, annually). There are several convenient payment options:
Stewardship Campaign Committee
Eisha Armstrong, Nelson Horseman, Dave Wallace, and Jayson Zoller
"Stepping Up" Giving Guide