Stewardship – AnnualPledge

2017-18 Annual Campaign — Pledge Day Celebration April 22!

For our Annual Pledge Campaign, we will hold a fun-filled, day-long “Pledge Day Celebration” on Saturday, April 22nd

The day will feature community meals, celebrations of congregational leaders and volunteers, inspiriting talks, fun games, Zumba, opportunities to help work on the grounds, and a very special evening worship service with Carrie Newcomer. We will also be receiving pledge commitments for the upcoming fiscal year with the goal of having everyone’s pledge turned in on or before April 22nd, in person or by phone (812-332-3695), or on our online pledge form or by email to

Here’s the schedule of activities for April 22.

Why pledge?

People’s motivations for pledging are highly personal and individual but in general they represent a way of supporting this congregation as a part of our own lives and the life of our larger community and world. At a practical level, we pledge in early Spring in order to give our finance committee a reasonable number that they can use to build a budget for the congregation to approve at our annual meeting in June.

How much should I pledge?

How much to pledge is as individual as why people pledge. As a reflective prompt, friends and members are encouraged to “give until it feels good” for you personally, recognizing that people’s financial situation changes from year to year and that an amount that feels right will change as well. Striving for a budget that reflects our values is something else we are working towards as individuals as well as as a congregation. For those who appreciate more concrete guidelines we have a modified version of pledging guidelines from the UUA that you can consider:

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How to Pledge?

We have several ways for you to make your pledge. During Open Pledging, pledge cards and members of the Stewardship Committee will be available between services. You can pledge online with our Online Pledge Form. You can pledge on Pledge Day, April 22.  If you would prefer to make your pledge by phone or in person, you can always contact Church Administrator Carol Marks by stopping by during office hours, calling the church office at 812-332-3695, ext. 200, or emailing