Stewardship Update, Gratitude & Generosity

We’ve just returned from vacation, perhaps you have as well.  What a pleasure it is to return to a church service, to our sacred space, to be welcomed by our caring community.  How appropriate that this month’s UU theme is Covenant, or coming back, as Rev. Kelly reminds us.  


As we come back into the church fold, we continue to give back in so many ways.  One important way to give back has a window that is closing — the matching Legacy Gift Challenge has only $1 million left in matching funds.  The Stewardship Council encourages you to act now, while there is is still time, to make a Legacy Gift as part of the UUA Wake Now Our Vision Legacy Challenge.  Over 145 congregations, including UUCB, have participated so far.


When you invest in UUCB, by planning a gift, you may receive the benefits of:
1) A reduction of income and estate taxes or 2) Avoidance of long term capital gains. Further, every estate gift is an investment in a lasting and important legacy for future generations of UUCB congregants and the community.  I learned that the UUA has raised over $57 million in planned giving intentions for Unitarian Universalism! Imagine the difference we can make with these legacy gifts. Imagine a world of justice, love, learning and hope.


You can access Legacy of Giving information and forms from our website, here’s the link:  Questions?  Email a Stewardship co-chair, Catherine Marsh ( or Janet Evans (


As we welcome Fall and come back from summer vacations to our beloved UUCB community, let us covenant together in the transformative spirit of gratitude and generosity.


With gratitude, Janet Evans


*Gratitude & Generosity is a new column where you can learn more about the recently formed UUCB Stewardship Council.  Members are Catherine Marsh and Janet Evans (co-chairs) plus Bob Evans, Peter Ewing and Carol Teal.