25% Sunday Plate Fund Guidelines and Nomination Process

25% Sunday Plate Fund

Nomination Process for 2022-2023: Applications will be available on March 1, Application deadline is April 15

Guidelines | Application

The process for nominating our next local non-profit agency to receive 25% of Sunday non-pledge plate collections is approaching. The application form will be available on March 1, 2022 for those who would like to nominate an agency to receive the funds from July 2022 – June 2023. The application deadline will be April 15th, after which the Social Justice Funds Committee will choose three nominee finalists for the congregation to vote on at the spring congregational meeting on June 12th. Our contributions to the current recipient, the Nest Childcare Center at New Hope Family Shelter, total $3349, with 2 more quarters to go. The total donated to last year’s recipient, Monroe County United Ministries Childcare, was $6561! Which local non-profit agency would you like to see be our next recipient? 

Those who submit applications must be able to meet the following obligations: (1) contact the agency you support to gather the information necessary to complete the application. If among the three finalists chosen you will need to (2) provide a 200 word written information on the agency to be published in the May Prologue; (3) arrange for written materials to be sent electronically to the church in May to be used online, and (4) arrange for a two minute video of your presentation so that we can play it during the livestreamed service on June 12.

Be watching for further announcements from the Social Justice Funds Committee. Contact Denise Ogren, SJFC Chair, at uucbsjfunds(at)uubloomington.org with any questions. 

The Social Justice Funds Committee: Denise Ogren, Steve Mascari, Jay Sissom, Sarah Kopper, Sandy Davoren  Advisor: Jackie Hall  and Rev. Bill Breeden