We are all stewards of First Parish, and as such, our role is to take care of our beloved community so that it can continue to make a difference in our lives and those of future generations. The Stewardship Committee works towards bringing our time, talents and treasure together to enable First Parish to fully achieve its four fundamental concepts of spirit, justice, community, and sustainability. Our collective contributions make love real in the world.
Time: We all help First Parish be what we want. One way is through giving our time… to committees, to ushering and making coffee on Sundays, to Religious Education, to playing together. You can find ways to help out here: https://www.uubedford.org/community-life/volunteering
Talent: We all have gifts and First Parish is a place where we can share them. Want to sing with the choir? Want to be involved in social responsibility work? Find a place to come alive and be fully engaged. You can browse areas of community life here: https://www.uubedford.org/community-life
Treasure: First Parish cannot function without your financial support. The church depends on you for its operating budget, which includes minister salaries, religious education, and building maintenance. Members and friends of First Parish make an annual pledge, usually during the spring canvass, for payment during the following fiscal year June-May. Every pledge, no matter how large or small, makes a difference.
Letting the church know your pledge for the year is crucial in creating a budget and for fiscal planning. Please give as generously as you are able.
The 2018-2019 Stewardship Campaign will start at the Stewardship Party on Saturday, March 24. It runs for five weeks, ending on Monday, April 30. We will be working hard to provide information on the annual budget and pledging process. We want to hear from you – please contact us with questions and feedback!
For information on supporting First Parish, please visit https://www.uubedford.org/about-us/supporting-first-parish