Sharing Our Offering

MVUUF shares 50% of its non-pledge offerings with a human service agency or similar fund. These agencies are selected by the congregation’s members under the guidance of the Social Action Committee.

Most of the agencies selected serve the Dayton area or Montgomery County and are announced before the offering is collected.

Please give generously by dropping money in the collection plate or by clicking here to go to the Online Donation form, and go to “SHARING OUR OFFERING.”

At the January 2022 congregational meeting, the congregation voted to share our non-pledge plate offering with the following organizations and funds in our new contributions year (April 2022-May 2023):

  • Miami Valley Immigration Coalition (MVIC) Asylum Working Group
  • Felons With a Future
  • LEAD
  • The Castle
  • Minister’s Discretionary Fund (and giving trees)
  • Planned Parenthood

The following organizations and funds were recipients in recent years:  Planned Parenthood, Black Lives of UU (BLUU)’s Babies & Bailouts, The Castle, Clothes That Work, Westwood PreK-6 School, the Gatlyn Dame Group, the Wesley Community Center of Dayton, and Seeds of Peace.

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About This Month’s Recipient

For the months of April, May and June of 2022, 50% of non-pledge offerings will be given to the MVIC Asylum Working Group.

The Miami Valley Immigration Coalition (MVIC) aims to be an alliance for immigrant justice in Ohio’s Miami Valley. As a coalition of faith communities, other organizations and individuals committed to immigrant justice, MVIC is committed to promoting comprehensive, humane immigration reform and radical systemic change by working with and on behalf of those who are affected by unjust immigration laws, policies and practices. The Asylum Working Group provides necessary resources to families waiting for Asylum status. Currently, the group is supporting two families.

Take a moment to visit MVIC Asylum Working Group and find out more!

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Four times a year, the Social Action Committee selects an organization to which to make a one time offering, when 100% of the non-pledge offering goes to the selected recipient. Earlier this year, the Social Action Committee selected Circles of Spirit, a community ministry that supports women who have been imprisoned. This offering was used to purchase 72-hour care packs for newly released women, often leaving with little clothing, toiletries, or money.

This offering happened on February 28th, 2021, when Rev. Alice Diebel and Rev. Jessica James presented the sermon, “The Season for Nonviolence: Restoration and Healing as an Alternative to Punishment and Control”.

For more information about Circles of Spirit, follow this link.

The second single Sunday offering in 2021 occurred on Sunday, June 20th.   From this date, as a response to Juneteenth, 100% of our non-pledge offering was given to the Black Mama’s Bailout fund. This Black-led collective raises funds to bail Black women out of jail. People with low incomes are often jailed before trial or conviction because they do not have the money to make bail. This practice puts Black women at high risk of losing their jobs, homes, and custody of their children. For more information, visit https://www.nationalbailout.org.