Giving to "Friends of the Conference"
It's a wonderful thing to be in covenant together; I love feeling like a part of the wider
church and knowing that my "peeps" are there for me. In my experience, "whoever
you are and wherever you are on life's journey" is not just a slogan -- it's the doorway
to radical hospitality that is at the heart of the gospel. And when I feel welcome,
embraced, loved, I like to give a little affection in return. That's why I give to
Friends of the Conference -- rather than just being supported by our congregations, the Conference
needs individuals like me to show some support, too. Since I get so much out of feeling like I
belong with my UCC friends on committees, at Clergy Convocation, at Annual Meeting, at worship
in many different congregations where I do pulpit supply throughout the year, it seems only fitting
that I should give something to sustain those relationships and keep the love flowing.
Won't you consider giving to the Conference too?
Rev. Debbie Ingram
I am a "sustaining friend" of the Vermont Conference for several reasons.
It is convenient and my bank has a far better memory than I.
I am honored to be the Treasurer of the conference and feel obliged to contribute.
Most importantly, I am proud of the fine work the conference does in support of
our VT Conference local churches.
Please consider becoming a "friend" of the Conference. Remember, being "sustaining friend"
is easy and automatic. Your contribution will help the wonderful work of the conference continue.
To be a "sustaining friend" means that Hal uses automatic monthly electronic donations. This allows us to plan on income.