Annual financial pledges from members and friends constitute PBUUC's largest source of income. The Stewardship Committee runs the annual Stewardship Campaign to raise funds through these pledges. Its chair is appointed by the Board of Trustees.
Planning for each spring's campaign usually begins during the fall of the previous calendar year. The co-chairs of the pledge drive must decide the overall strategy, involving person-to-person meetings or small-group gatherings. Several mailings go out to the congregation to prepare everyone for the upcoming campaign. The Stewardship Committee recruits stewards for the pledge drive and solicits testimonial statements concerning the importance of PBUUC in our lives.
A family-friendly evening of musical entertainment and information about the church gets everyone ready for the annual Stewardship Campaign, which kicks off with a special Sunday service. Then stewards reach out to all members and friends. Pledges are kept confidential. Although we provide suggested voluntary guidelines, you make a pledge that fits your own circumstances and your involvement with the church. Most of all, we want our members and friends to feel good about their pledges.