End of Year Giving
The holiday season embodies what we love most about Cedar Lane. Opportunities for celebration, connection, and building Beloved Community. Opportunities for witness and justice-making. Opportunities for contemplation.
It is also a time to take stock of our community’s accomplishments. The things that made a difference in the lives of our members and our community. And, you know what? We did some pretty incredible things in 2018. But you know that we are going to say that there is so much left to do. We have dreams of how Cedar Lane can grow and strengthen, setting the stage for decades to come. However, Cedar Lane is in a time of unusual financial need.
In order to meet our 2018 – 2019 need, we must raise $35,000 during this holiday season. That is a stretch for us. Yes, we are asking you to give more than you have before.
All year long, Cedar Lane provides hospitality and welcome to all who come through our doors, especially to those whom society would ignore or scorn. And just as Cedar Lane makes room for them, we hope you’ll make room for Cedar Lane in your hearts this holiday season.
Thank you for helping Cedar Lane be a place that helps love work in the world.
Pledging is a central Unitarian Universalist practice. Stewardship is everything we do after we say we believe; this includes what we do with our financial resources. Pledging supports the Cedar Lane community, and we each bear a responsibility to ensure that Cedar Lane remains vital and strong. Pledging is the primary way we fund our ministries and full participation is essential. What we pledge also supports people and organizations beyond Cedar Lane's walls: through the work of the ministers and staff, through the use of our building, and through the outreach ministries we support.
Cedar Lane have various funds to which you may contribute. You may donate a year end gift, to the operating budget, to a collection plate, endowment, social justice endownment, memory garden, partner church scholarship fund, auction, etc.
The Name Wall enables Cedar Lane members to remember, in a special and tangible way, a loved one who has died. Cast bronze nameplates (5" by 1½") containing the name and the years of birth and death in polished raised letters will be mounted permanently on the stone wall. When a group of requests has been received, the church will purchase the nameplates and have them placed on the wall. Each Spring, usually in May, Cedar Lane holds a ceremony following Sunday worship to honor those members whose names have been added that year.
The Cedar Lane Legacy Society honors those who have included or plan to include the congregation in their estate plans. The Society holds an annual members reception, sponsors educational programs, and publishes timely articles about the impact of planned gifts on the future of our vision and mission.
View the Legacy Society brochure here.
View the enrollment form here.