Being the Change

Generosity can change our lives. We talk about this every week when we introduce our offering. When we give, we align ourselves with our values. We say yes to those things that matter most in our lives and in our community. I believe, as Unitarian Universalists, we are in the business of changing lives. We have committed ourselves to this fellowship to create wholeness, healing, and transformation in the lives of this community, and in the world. When we give, we say YES to that vision, mission, and possibility, YES to being co-creators in that transformation.

This fellowship belongs to each of us and it is supported almost entirely through the annual pledges of its members and friends. This year’s Annual Giving Drive (AGD) celebrates the theme of “Being the Change.” We believe beloved community lifts us up so we can collectively reach our highest potential. Here at BUUF we nurture connection, spiritual growth, learning, and transformation; supporting one another to bring more fully alive the spirit of love, to live out our faith in our own lives, within our BUUF community and in the wider world.

“We share out light, our gifts our love, to be the change, that we dream of.” (lyrics from our song of gratitude by Carrie Bastian, Music Director).

The Annual Giving Drive is our opportunity to give life to our vision and strategic plan; to feed the roots that sustain us while also creating the wings that take flight beyond where our eyes can see, touching hearts, minds, and spirits; transforming lives! We are so excited for each of the Annual Giving Drive Events. We hope you will join us as we celebrate the roots and wings of our beloved community and your commitment for the coming program year.

Funding priorities

This year, we are excited to announce our search for a student intern minister that we will share with the Magic Valley UU Fellowship! We received a grant from the UUA for 50% of the recommended stipend. Our 2019 – 2020 budget proposal will include our portion of the remaining stipend. Thanks to the generosity of those at our annual auction, we raised additional funds to add to the total package to support the additional costs of housing, transportation and professional development.

This Annual Giving Drive, support our spiritual home so that we can continue to grow and change, living into our full potential as a community of welcome, justice, hope, and love, for all now and for generations to come.

Kick-off Sunday – March 10th

During both services, 9:15am and 11:15am, at Boise UU

Join the BUUF Choir, Rev. Sara for music, reflection, contemplation, and joy. Champagne, Sparkling Cider & Petit Fors reception will follow.

Celebration Sunday! April 14th

ONE service at 11:15am, at Boise UU, with a church picnic!

Join the Soulful Band & Friends for rockin’ music, deep reflection, poetry and fun as we wrap up our drive and celebrate our beloved community. Celebration to follow on our patio with food, music, cake, lawn games, UU trivia, a bounce house, BUUF clowns and more!

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