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By Laurel Amabile, Director of the Annual Program Fund, Unitarian Universalist Association Office of Stewardship and Development
Studies of giving and serving among youth and adults consistently identify several themes. How can your congregation create or encourage opportunities for young people to have more experiences that shape their generosity with time and money?
List at least one opportunity idea for each of the following four points:
Effective stewardship practices can be transformative for Unitarian Universalist congregations as well as individuals. Therefore, information about matters of stewardship, money, and giving must also be available for individual Unitarian Universalists of all ages. Our challenge as Unitarian Universalists is to envision the beliefs, practices, and manifestations of stewardship that deeply engage and connect us at all levels: individual, congregation, district, and association.
Stewardship at its best transforms individuals, groups, and congregations by opening us to new levels of generosity and prosperity. This process, in turn, promotes spiritual growth and maturity on the part of people and organizations.
A variety of programs and resources are available to equip and empower congregation leaders in fund-raising, financial management, and matters of congregational stewardship, the most recently published books include:
For more resources and information about congregational stewardship, visit the UUA website: “Giving and Generosity” and “Congregational Stewardship Services.”
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For more information contact apf @ uua.org.
This work is made possible by the generosity of individual donors and congregations.
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Last updated on Monday, July 11, 2011.
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