Submitted by Alan Sheeler
Greetings Fellow UU
Several months ago, Jennifer Slade, minister at our sister congregation in Norfolk, died. She had just begun the ground work on a crusade to help the Norfolk UU’s on the road to relocation. A project necessitated by sea level rise.
Your congregational president, me, thought it would be meaningful to lend a hand in this time of grief and need. So I brought the idea to Andrew, our policy board, and the other churches in our UU “cluster”. All agreed. The vehicle best suited for this, we determined, was faithify.org, a newly created UU crowd funding site. With the help of Chris and Andrew this came to pass.
Several weeks back I mentioned all of this at a Sunday service, and asked you to please consider lending a helping hand. That time of helping is at hand. At this Sunday’s service we will be sharing the basket with our neighbors, Unitarian Church of Norfolk. This will be a special one-time request, and the contribution will be added to Faithify in the name of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Peninsula.
The fund currently has pledges of $2,400 toward a goal of $10,000. Some of our members have already contributed by going to the website and making a pledge. If you won’t be with us on Sunday, I ask that you consider doing that too.
Please consider a generous gift this Sunday. Let’s make it known that we are truly good neighbors. Maybe it will become contagious.