UCC Stewardship Materials Now Available

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The new United Church of Christ stewardship materials are now available from UCC Resources to help congregations tell their story while making a request for financial support. The theme for 2024 is “Imagine Together.”

This package of materials helps people understand the impact congregations can make in communities when they are supported. The materials include eight complete worship services, hymn suggestions, sermon starters from eight different authors, plus additional faith formation sessions for children, youth, and adults.

“Imagine Together” provides practical tools such as logos, commitment cards, bulletin inserts, and letters. Campaign guidance for every step of a year-round or seasonal effort helps leaders make the best use of these robust materials for their specific context and size.

The Rev. Andrew Warner, UCC generosity outreach officer, is excited about this new offering.

“We want to help congregations with their own fundraising efforts. Through research, we know that promoting generosity as a spiritual discipline matters. Therefore, we provide a rich set of faith formation materials – sermon and worship prep to make preaching about generosity easier; and children, youth, and adult education guides to help people explore the topic,” he said. “The resources aid a congregation in promoting giving year-round.”

Warner emphasized, “We want to equip leaders for success. We provide extensive directions so that leaders can create a campaign that makes sense for their congregation. From volunteer job descriptions to templates for letters, leaders will find what they need.”

The “Imagine Together” resources can be modified for use specific to the needs of different contexts.

Warner explained, “Because congregations vary, we’ve organized the ideas around a ‘basic, better, best’ set of recommendations. Congregations can use the materials to the level they need.”

The stewardship materials are available here.