What are "Association Sundays"?
We at the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations know our congregations can do more together than alone, and that is why, as part of the "Now Is The Time" comprehensive fund raising campaign, we are organizing a series of Association Sundays. Because our surveys indicate growth is the highest priority, these Sundays will be devoted to Growing our Numbers, Spirit, Leadership, Witness and Diversity. The first Association Sunday is scheduled for October 14, 2007. The theme will be: Growing our Faith through Growing our Numbers. Funds raised will be for national marketing and Growth Outreach Projects.
Why do we need Association Sundays?
We need to bring our congregations together to more effectively pursue our mission of affirming the "inherent worth and dignity" of every person in the world. We are "better together," and we can help one another, by combining our resources to have more of an influence on others, and our country. These Association Sundays will increase our connection and effectiveness. Now is the time for our congregations to grow stronger and more vital because we believe our religious values are needed to help heal the wounded world.
How do I organize this Sunday in my congregation?
- Register with the Stewardship and Development Office at AssociationSunday@uua.org by May 1, 2007
- Schedule October 14, 2007, or a Sunday close to it, for your Association Sunday service and special collection;
- After registering you will receive a resource packet containing worship and educational materials;
- Share your enthusiasm with other and get them involved. You can post flyers (PDF ) on your notice boards.