1 00:00:11,860 --> 00:00:16,820 as you're completing your voting I'd like to welcome the Reverend Vail Weller 2 00:00:16,820 --> 00:00:22,150 the director of congregational giving to give the annual program fund report 3 00:00:22,150 --> 00:00:26,869 Thank You Vail and thank you to the office of stewardship and development 4 00:00:26,869 --> 00:00:39,739 for all the work that you do our uua bylaws state a congregation becomes a 5 00:00:39,739 --> 00:00:45,230 member of the UUA upon acceptance by the Board of Trustees of the Association of 6 00:00:45,230 --> 00:00:51,200 it's written application for membership in which it subscribes to the principles 7 00:00:51,200 --> 00:00:58,880 of and pledges to support the Association our principles and purpose 8 00:00:58,880 --> 00:01:06,490 is closed with this promise as free congregations we enter into covenant 9 00:01:06,490 --> 00:01:13,759 promising to one another our mutual trust and support the vehicle for 10 00:01:13,759 --> 00:01:19,640 congregational support is the annual program fund I am the Reverend Vail 11 00:01:19,640 --> 00:01:23,659 Weller and I have the privilege of serving as your congregational giving 12 00:01:23,659 --> 00:01:30,619 director thank you for your support of the annual program fund it is your 13 00:01:30,619 --> 00:01:37,670 generosity that powers Unitarian Universalism and now I'd like to 14 00:01:37,670 --> 00:01:46,069 introduce myself I visit many of our congregations and in each and every 15 00:01:46,069 --> 00:01:52,659 place I go I am inspired I am moved by the thoughtful hard work that our 16 00:01:52,659 --> 00:01:57,999 congregations are doing to bring our shared uu principles to life 17 00:01:57,999 --> 00:02:05,569 when I'm with you with our congregations with our ministers my faith in who we 18 00:02:05,569 --> 00:02:12,050 are and who we are becoming as Unitarian Universalist is enriched it 19 00:02:12,050 --> 00:02:18,470 is truly a privilege to witness faithfulness in our congregations and to 20 00:02:18,470 --> 00:02:21,120 help each congregation know it's important 21 00:02:21,120 --> 00:02:28,799 to the rest of the Association friends your generosity powers the Unitarian 22 00:02:28,799 --> 00:02:35,610 Universalist Association and the UUA is here to support and amplify what you are 23 00:02:35,610 --> 00:02:40,530 doing the UUA equips and supports congregations for 24 00:02:40,530 --> 00:02:47,040 vital and thriving ministry in all areas of congregational life from publishing 25 00:02:47,040 --> 00:02:52,980 and online resources to training and coaching to ministerial search and 26 00:02:52,980 --> 00:02:59,519 settlement the UUA provides essential foundational resources for sustaining 27 00:02:59,519 --> 00:03:06,569 transformative and liberating ministry for staff and volunteer leaders the UUA 28 00:03:06,569 --> 00:03:11,879 offers values-based training professional credentialing and support 29 00:03:11,879 --> 00:03:18,390 services and comprehensive leadership development experiences to prepare for 30 00:03:18,390 --> 00:03:25,349 faithful leadership of uu congregations and communities our faith calls us to 31 00:03:25,349 --> 00:03:31,829 take action for justice and liberation in our communities as the national voice 32 00:03:31,829 --> 00:03:38,730 of Unitarian Universalism the UUA shows up with campaigns and partnerships to 33 00:03:38,730 --> 00:03:47,099 bring uu values into the wider world online on paper in-person and around the 34 00:03:47,099 --> 00:03:53,970 world the UUA helps people stay connected to our shared faith my friends 35 00:03:53,970 --> 00:03:59,849 it is your support which makes all of this possible your generosity 36 00:03:59,849 --> 00:04:06,030 powers the Unitarian Universalist Association we know that generosity is 37 00:04:06,030 --> 00:04:11,849 an important component of the spiritual life similarly your congregations 38 00:04:11,849 --> 00:04:17,940 commitment to the annual program fund is a coven ental spiritual practice it is 39 00:04:17,940 --> 00:04:22,500 one of the ways in which you demonstrate that we are an association of 40 00:04:22,500 --> 00:04:29,740 congregations by supporting not only your own but all Unitarian Universalists 41 00:04:29,740 --> 00:04:35,130 the other congregations across our association depend upon your generosity 42 00:04:35,130 --> 00:04:43,600 as you depend upon theirs we need each other in so many ways through your 43 00:04:43,600 --> 00:04:49,750 support of the annual program fund you help to embolden congregations across 44 00:04:49,750 --> 00:04:56,410 our land to do the work of justice to love more deeply and to grow to meet the 45 00:04:56,410 --> 00:05:02,710 challenges of our time your generosity powers the Unitarian 46 00:05:02,710 --> 00:05:08,830 Universalist Association on behalf of all of the congregations that your 47 00:05:08,830 --> 00:05:18,390 generosity benefits thank you for your generous steadfast ongoing support 48 00:05:26,870 --> 00:05:35,340 Thank You South wave your arms if you believe in the importance of our 49 00:05:35,340 --> 00:05:42,810 religious communities in this time wave if you know that this is no time to go 50 00:05:42,810 --> 00:05:50,790 it alone wave if you are a member of a congregation that proudly gives to 51 00:05:50,790 --> 00:05:57,980 support the annual program fund wave your hand if you are from an honor 52 00:05:57,980 --> 00:06:02,880 congregation contributing the full requested amount in support of the other 53 00:06:02,880 --> 00:06:06,690 congregations please look around keep those hands in the air 54 00:06:06,690 --> 00:06:12,510 make it a point to thank at least one of these representatives from congregations 55 00:06:12,510 --> 00:06:18,510 across our Association who helped to support your own and please do stop by 56 00:06:18,510 --> 00:06:22,160 to see us in the stewardship and development booth at the bottom of the 57 00:06:22,160 --> 00:06:26,330 escalator so that we can also appreciate you in person 58 00:06:26,330 --> 00:06:34,860 your generosity powers the Unitarian Universalist Association 59 00:06:34,860 --> 00:06:37,610 and Unitarian Universalism