The Stewardship Team works to strengthen a culture that embraces discussing and celebrating members’ financial support and generosity in a holistic way year-round and connecting that support to all aspects of the church’s activities and mission.
The Stewardship Team oversees the annual pledge drive, including recruiting canvassers (with input and assistance from Minister, Trustees, and Community & Hospitality Committee), establishing pledge drive goal (with input from Trustees and Finance Committee), developing communications, conducting educational sessions for all ages as needed, establishing process for asking for pledges, managing pledge-drive related events.
The Stewardship Team also coordinates planned giving program, working with Planned Giving Committee to educate members and friends of First Parish about planned giving and to direct ongoing outreach to members and friends to consider including First Parish in their estate planning.
The Stewardship Team welcomes ideas, help, and participation in its activities at any time.
Stewardship Team would like you to know:
“It is really gratifying to know that we are supporting our leaders as they prepare the budgets and plan for our future.”
Meeting Structure: As needed, the busiest time being January through mid-April.
Commitment to Participate: There is no term limit, but it is desirable for a member to commit to at least two years for continuity. Participation involves a time commitment before and during the pledging season.
Roles: Members, Chair, Trustee Liaison. Responsibilities can be divided among the team, with one person responsible for tracking, one for communication, one for events planning, etc., but it is an overall collaborative team effort.
We are First Parish of Sudbury, a diverse and welcoming community of spiritual seekers; we strive to learn together and support one another as we celebrate life's important moments and serve the larger community.