Stewardship includes activities, which are integral to the life of Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church. These include contributions of time, talent, and treasure. As an independent religious institution, Accotink depends on the generosity of its members and friends to sustain quality programs and welcoming facilities. In addition to volunteer activities, fundraising is an essential element of Stewardship.
The Stewardship Committee is in charge of organizing, planning, and carrying out the annual Pledge Campaign, fundraisers, and certain outreach activities. Stewardship coordinates the Pledge campaign through the Pledge Task Force. Stewardship coordinates fundraisers and events that raise additional operating revenues and/or broaden AUUC’s presence in the Community. These include events such as the sanctioned Annual Volksmarch, in conjunction with the Northern Virginia Volksmarch Club; concerts and other “coffee house” events; and the annual AUUC Services Auction.
From the AUUC Vision Statement: Stewardship is the element that makes all others possible. This means stewardship of the world that is our home, of the society in which we live and of this church that we love. We commit to give freely of our time, talent and treasure so that this loving community will thrive and grow sustainably and continue to spread its life saving message.
POINT OF CONTACT:
Next Steps Consultant – In October of 2016, the Stewardship Committee hosted Bill Clontz a member of Mount Vernon UU and a UUC stewardship consultant. The purpose of the visit was to provide our congregation and our leaders with an objective eye in gathering information and identifying strengths, opportunities, and areas needing improvement. This visit examined all areas of the congregation; Bill met with the staff, lay leaders, and volunteers throughout the visit. AUUC leadership will implement the recommendations made in his report.
EVENTS AND ONGOING ACTIVITIES:
Pledge Task Force
Annual Services Auction
IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS (RESOURCES & REFERENCES):
RELATED TASK FORCES/GROUPS:
- Pledge Task Force
- Auction Task Force