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Generosity Offerings

Supporting our vision

One important way we live our values as a congregation is through our monthly Generosity Offerings. Each year, our congregation gives away over $50,000 to local organizations working to create justice and compassion.

Generosity Offering Suggestions

The Social Justice Ministry Team (SJMT) selects the organizations that will be the recipients of the monthly generosity offering from suggestions from the entire congregation. Organizations that are considered are outside (non-UU), local community based non-profits that reflect UU values (must be a 501c3). If you know of an organization that you would like to be considered for a generosity offering, please send your suggestions and application filled out by September, for the following church year, to Brenda Garcia, SJMT Coordinator, brenda@firstuusandiego.org, 619-298-9978, x222.

To view a full list of our recipients, visit our Pinterest page.

Generosity Offerings 2016-2017

Month
Theme
Organization
Amount Collected

November 2016

Celebration

Uptown Community Service Center

December 2016

The Holy

Christie’s Place

January 2017

Connection

Larger UU Connections

February 2017

Service

Girls Rising

March 2017

Growth

Women’s Empowerment International

April 2017

Change

Climate Action Campaign

May 2017

Identity

Alliance San Diego

June 2017

Time

International Rescue Committee

July 2017

Peace

Ocean Discovery Institute

August 2017

To Dream

Barrio Logan College Institute

September 2017

 

Interfaith Center for Worker Justice

October 2017

 

Transforming Family Group

Each time a month contains a 5th Sunday, the offering on that Sunday will be given to a project at the ministers’ discretion. In 2015/2016 5th Sunday Offerings went to our Partner Unitarian Church in Romania. The 5th Sunday Offerings in 2016/2017 will go to our Partner Unitarian Church in the Philippines.
  • Generosity Offering for the year

    Generosity Offering for This Year: Generosity Offerings 2015-2016NovemberGenerosityUUA-UUSC Refugee Crisis FundDecemberHopeDreams for Change JanuaryDiversityLarger UU Connections FebruaryCommunitySan Diego Organizing ProjectMarchHealingCleveland National Forest Fdn AprilSalvationSurvivors of Torture International MayCreativityTranscendance JuneJoyPozabilities JulyImaginationWords Alive Adolescent Book GrpAugustNourishmentThe Worldview Project SeptemberResp...  Read More...

  • Thank You for Your Contributions to the Generosity Offering

    Acting on Our Values to Help Heal the World…Thank you for your commitment and generosity!!  In 2014, 374 different Members and Friends of First Church participated in the work of the Social Justice Ministry Team. This is 75% of our average Sunday attendance (of 500)!   Read More...

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Questions? Need help?

Please contact First Church Development Manager Pam Bates at (619) 398-4442 or online.