Hope Fund: Pentecost Resources
On November 13th, 2021, a special meeting of the Vermont Conference of the United Church of Christ enthusiastically approved the creation of a visionary initiative called the Hope Fund. At that meeting the people of the Vermont Conference also approved the creation of a fundraising team to support this effort. Your fundraising team: Paul Sangree, Elise Foster, Kevin Goldenbogen, Elissa Johnk, Leigh McCaffrey, Andy Nagy-Benson (chair).
On Pentecost Sunday, June 5th, 2022 (or another Sunday of your choice), we invite your church to hold a special offering to benefit the Hope Fund. To help you with that offering, we’ve created the worship resources below to use as you want and need.
Here are some ideas to help you raise awareness and encourage donations:
- use this bulletin insert (below) to provide information about the Hope Fund
-provide envelopes for special donations to the “Hope Fund” that may be placed into your offering plates on Pentecost Sunday (or another Sunday of your choice)
-set up a separate tab or card on your electronic giving software that clearly identifies “the Hope Fund.” Then transfer those funds to the Vermont Conference
-Use the link below download a printable “commitment card.” Members and friends may take this, fill it out and mail to the Vermont Conference at the address included on the card
Thank you for your ongoing partnership in the Gospel and with the Vermont Conference, United Church of Christ!!