Stewardship

You are invited to participate in our 2012- 2013 Stewardship Campaign.

Rev. Don Wilson
One reason I love Venice UCC is because we are a family of widely diverse people gathering because Christ has invited us. We welcome each other. I love giving to Venice UCC because my gifts support the ministries that make a difference in many lives.

Rev. Dr. Keran Olm-Stoelting
One reason I love the Venice UCC is that I feel inspired and valued and have the opportunity to share God’s love to help others feel loved and included. I love giving to the mission and ministry of VUCC because I feel we make a unique difference including and welcoming people who have often felt excluded in other faith communities. “Jesus didn’t reject people and neither do we.”

Chet Hamlin
I love the openness and friendliness shown by the members of Venice UCC. Coming to church is like being with a loving and welcoming family. I love giving because I want to help support the church and allow it to continue its ministries to others. My gifts are in recognition of the wonderful life that God has given me and the small thing I can do in return.

Judy Dennison
One reason I love Venice UCC IS because it is open, affirming, welcoming, and caring. For a church our size, we are involved in an amazing number of outreach ministries. I love giving to my church because we do incredible Jesus work, obeying Jesus’ command, “Feed my sheep.” We do this both physically and spiritually.

Vicky Ferguson
One reason I love Venice UCC is because I feel God’s presence in this place. I feel God’s love through the warm, welcoming congregation, the message, and the music. I love giving to my church because I believe in doing Jesus work!

Bob Quinn
One reason I love Venice UCC is because it is family, a loving family. I love giving to my church because of all the wonderful missions it supports.

Linda Levesque
I love the sense of family and friends that is Venice UCC. I give my contribution because of God’s faithfulness to me, and to support the church’s efforts to teach God’s message.

Doris Fox
I love everything about my church. I love giving because we can have a pastor like Rev. Don and keep up our beautiful church.

Fred Shattuck
I love Venice UCC because if fills some of the emptiness left by the loss of Phyllis. I give to my church to do God’s work.

Lowell Wentworth
I love Venice UCC because the unusually beautiful sanctuary is an inspiration for quiet, thoughtful worship. I love giving because doing so assures the safety and continuation of this friendly and beautiful church.

Gayle Davis
One reason I love Venice UCC is because inclusivity is proclaimed through the outside banner and the inside actions. I love giving because mission is a priority where we can be the hands, feet and heart of Christ.

Lin Whitton
I love Venice UCC because I am accepted for who I am. I love giving to my church because it makes me feel that I am giving back to God for all the blessings given me in my life.

David Duffy
One reason I love Venice UCC is because this is the friendliest church I have ever attended. I love giving for all the great works that are done outside of our church.

Liz Sharp
One reason I love Venice UCC is because it is a warm, loving family always open to all. I love giving because keeping Venice UCC solvent keeps it mission and Jesus work alive.

Edie White
One reason I love Venice UCC is because I have the chance to meet new people and give them a welcoming message. I’ve made friends and like the variety of music. I was brought up in church to give. I like hearing in church as money is spent and what it goes for.

Russ White
One reason I love Venice UCC is because of the friendly, welcoming atmosphere – all are welcome. I love giving because I know we must support its programs and missions so that we can continue to reach out to our community and its people.

Others have said . . .

One reason I love Venice UCC is because you welcome us just as we are. This church is a loving family. We feel warm and welcome here. I love giving to my church because the church gives to us in Jesus’ name. This feels like home.

One reason I love Venice UCC is the loving and friendly people, “caring” as well as activities, music, choir, messages learned from sermons. I love giving to my church because of my faith. I feel like I am giving back to my God for all that has been given to me.

One reason I love Venice UCC is because I feel comfortable and at peace during our wonderful services. I love giving because I believe this church truly cares for the needs of people whether they belong to Venice UCC or not.

One reason I love Venice UCC is because we are a caring family. We embrace those with differences. We truly love each other. I love giving to my church because everybody I know talks about how much the Venice UCC does for the community. We have more missions than anyone else I hear of.


What are some of the ways that Venice UCC is important in your life, and beyond our lives to the community in which we live? We are a church with a message of the Gospel that is good news to all who are seeking a congregation that is open and
affirming of absolutely everyone, no matter who you are, or where your life’s journey has led you.

Now is your opportunity to declare by your commitment in a significant way how you love giving to your church with your financial gifts. We are all invited to give in many ways – our time – our talent – our spiritual gifts – our support of the many
ministries in which our members and friends participate in the name of Christ.

An Annual Stewardship Card and return envelope may be picked up in the church office. Please return the card by mail, to the church office, or in the Sunday Offering Plate on or before Sunday, February, 26, 2012.

The Financial Administration Team,
Chet Hamlin, Chris Granholm, Sandy Protze, Jerry Williamson, Tom Zacaroli