This seems like a good time to talk about trust.

As a financial supporter of the UU Fellowship (or any group you support) you have placed your trust in the leadership to carefully and mindfully use your money in a way that reflects your values. You expect that every dollar will be allocated properly.

As the Finance Committee prepares the new budget, we’ll be looking at budget requests and doing all we can to fund everyone’s values. The committee is aware that you could spend the money you’ve pledged on something else, but your pledge—regardless of size—is a testament to this strong, dynamic church and what it stands for.

Story (told in a Maine accent)

Matilda and Bert went to the county fair. They come to a poster saying “Ride for two: $10”

Matilda: “I’d like to try it.”

Bert: “I don’t think so. Ten dollars is ten dollars.

Matilda: “But, I may never have another chance.”

Bert: “I don’t think so. Ten dollars is ten dollars.

So, the pilot offers a free ride-if they agree to say nothing during the flight.

So up they go. Stunts! Turns! A wild flight! But the pilot hears nothing from them.

After they land, the pilot says, “Well, I tried, but I guess you got a free ride.”

Bert says: “Well… I was going to say something when Matilda fell out of the plane-but ten dollars is ten dollars.”


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