-submitted by Julia Rossi
If you have never participated in CELEBRATION SUNDAY, you are in for a treat. We will have two services (9:00 and 11:00), excellent music, inspiring words, humor and amazing camaraderie. It’s an absolute must see! This is a time to reflect on your personal commitment to our church and to keep your promise to yourself to stay involved and active in your community!
A few responses to my request asking members to share ‘Why I Pledge’:
We are actually pledging members of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota, Florida, but we also spend five months each year in Utah, and attend the First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City every chance we get while here. We have pledged nearly every year since we started coming here, in 2005. We pledge because the church provides an opportunity for us to be among a community which shares and enhances our values and beliefs. We love that the church is full of enthusiasm and energy for social justice programs. We have deep admiration for Tom’s sermons and wisdom, for Matthew’s energy, and for David’s and the choir’s incredible music. It is our pleasure and privilege to pledge to help support the ministry and programs of this church and we hope to be able to do so for many years to come. -Barbara Rowe and Chet Chmielewski
Most importantly, I pledge because the First Unitarian Universalist Church
provides support and community that sustains my everyday life.
Pledging also holds me to my commitment for the year—
sadly, promises to myself don't always stand firm. -Nancy Howard
SEE YOU ON SUNDAY!