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Seeking Flower Donations - Jan 22nd and Beyond

All upcoming dates below are available for a flower donation:

  • Jan 22nd
  • Jan 29th
  • Feb 5th
  • Feb 12th
  • & all dates beyond

Donating flowers is a great way to honor a loved one or celebrate a momentous occasion while simultaneously adding beauty and color to our church services. When the service is finished, take the flowers home with you to enjoy. You may also include a special message about the person you're honoring or…

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Added by Eva Baker on January 11, 2017 at 9:05pm — No Comments

Seeking Flower Donations - Oct & Beyond

All upcoming dates below are available for a flower donation:

  • Oct 9th
  • Oct 16th
  • Oct 23rd
  • Oct 30th
  • & all dates beyond

Donating flowers is a great way to honor a loved one or celebrate a momentous occasion while simultaneously adding beauty and color to our church services. When the service is finished, take the flowers home with you to enjoy. You may also include a special message about the person you're honoring or…

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Added by Eva Baker on October 1, 2016 at 10:25am — No Comments

Seeking Flower Donations for Sept 2016 and Beyond!

Donating flowers is a great way to honor a loved one or celebrate a momentous occasion while simultaneously adding beauty and color to our church services. When the service is finished, take the flowers home with you to enjoy. You may also include a special message about the person you're honoring or event you're celebrating which will be printed in the order of service and read during the sharing of joys and concerns.

The following upcoming 2016 dates are available:

  • Sept…
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Added by Eva Baker on August 21, 2016 at 8:57pm — No Comments

Seeking volunteer to pick-up flowers 5/7, 5/14, 5/21 in Center City

Our regular person who procures flowers for our Sunday flower donations will not be available for the upcoming 3 weeks.  We are looking for volunteer(s) who would be willing to do the following:

  • Stop by Flower Expressions at 18th and Sansom (115 S 18th St) between 11am & 5pm
  • Pay $30 cash
  • Deliver bouquet to the church, place it into a vase, and leave in the office
  • Submit receipt for…
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Added by Eva Baker on April 29, 2016 at 1:46pm — 1 Comment

Seeking May & June Flower Donations

Donating flowers is a great way to honor a loved one or celebrate a momentous occasion while simultaneously adding beauty and color to our church services. When the service is finished, take the flowers home with you to enjoy. You may also include a special message about the person you're honoring or event you're celebrating which will be printed in the order of service and read during the sharing of joys and concerns.

The following upcoming 2015 dates are available:

  • May…
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Added by Eva Baker on April 24, 2016 at 1:01pm — No Comments

Seeking March Flower Donations

Donating flowers is a great way to honor a loved one or celebrate a momentous occasion while simultaneously adding beauty and color to our church services. When the service is finished, take the flowers home with you to enjoy. You may also include a special message about the person you're honoring or event you're celebrating which will be printed in the order of service and read during the sharing of joys and concerns.

The following upcoming 2015 dates are…

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Added by Eva Baker on February 20, 2016 at 7:16pm — No Comments

Seeking Flower Donations - Nov and Dec

Donating flowers is a great way to honor a loved one or celebrate a momentous occasion while simultaneously adding beauty and color to our church services. When the service is finished, take the flowers home with you to enjoy. You may also include a special message about the person you're honoring or event you're celebrating which will be printed in the order of service and read during the sharing of joys and concerns.

The following upcoming 2015 dates are still…

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Added by Eva Baker on October 20, 2015 at 8:45pm — No Comments

Seeking Flower Donations - Sept & Oct

Donating flowers is a great way to honor a loved one or celebrate a momentous occasion while simultaneously adding beauty and color to our church services. When the service is finished, take the flowers home with you to enjoy. You may also include a special message about the person you're honoring or event you're celebrating which will be printed in the order of service and read during the sharing of joys and concerns.

The following upcoming 2015 dates are still…

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Added by Eva Baker on September 9, 2015 at 9:57pm — 1 Comment

Looking for Flower Donations - April & May

We have had 4 Sundays in February and March without any flower donations.  I would really like to try and fill all April and May slots as it just wouldn't be spring without flowers!

Donating flowers is a great way to honor a loved one or celebrate a momentous occasion while simultaneously adding the beauty and color of flowers to our church services. When the service is finished, take the flowers home with you to enjoy. You may also include a special message about the person…

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Added by Eva Baker on March 29, 2015 at 7:55pm — 1 Comment

Flower Donations - March & April 2015

Donating flowers is a great way to honor a loved one or celebrate a momentous occasion while simultaneously adding the beauty and color of flowers to our church services. When the service is finished, take the flowers home with you to enjoy. You may also include a special message about the person you're honoring or event you're celebrating which will be printed in the order of service and read during the sharing of joys and concerns.

The following March and April 2015 dates are…

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Added by Eva Baker on February 21, 2015 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Looking for Flower Donations - Jan 2015 and beyond

I know I am busy with the holidays and haven't had time to even begin to think about next year, but it is just around the corner!

We are looking for flower donations to help beautify the sanctuary on Sunday Mornings.  It is a fantastic way to celebrate, remember and/or honor special people or events in your life such as anniversaries, birthdays, special occasions, deaths, etc.

We are specifically looking to fill the following upcoming dates, as well as most future dates through…

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Added by Eva Baker on December 14, 2014 at 7:36pm — No Comments

Flower Donations for November / December

Celebrate. Honor. Beautify.

Donating flowers is a great way to honor a loved one or celebrate a momentous occasion while simultaneously adding the beauty and color of flowers to our church services. When the service is finished, take the flowers home with you to enjoy. You may also include a special message about the person you're honoring or event you're celebrating which will be printed in the order of service and read during the sharing of joys and concerns.

The…

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Added by Eva Baker on November 7, 2014 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Financial Updates: Financially Supporting the DWG

For years, the Development Working Group (DWG) has been requesting financial support from the Congregation and the Board with the primary goal of being able to apply for outside grants so that we can afford large capital campaigns to maintain our building.  Through the Furness Exhibition, the DWG has garnered a lot of visibility and interest for our church, and they would like to monopolize on this momentum.  The DWG came to the Board this past fall with 2 extremely critical…

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Added by Eva Baker on February 3, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Financial Update: Operations Budget

(Presented at the Jan 27th Congregational Meeting)

We are 6 months into our current 2012-2013 fiscal year, and overall, I am really pleased with where we are.  We passed what I would consider a very realistic and conservative budget last spring, and so far, we have been successful in avoiding any budget cuts.

Norman Fouhy just completed an extremely thorough analysis of our financial outlook for the remainder of this fiscal year.  I will spare you the analytical…

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Added by Eva Baker on January 27, 2013 at 7:22pm — No Comments

Financial Update: Recognition of the EIWG

We are only half way through the current financial year, and the Board and myself have had to call on the Endowment and Investment Working Group’s (EIWG's) help an extraordinary number of times these past six months.  Not only have we tasked them with non-stop financial research endeavors, but the group is working significantly understaffed.  The Board’s most recent research request came less than a week before Christmas and they worked hard to be able to provide guidance to the Board in…

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Added by Eva Baker on January 22, 2013 at 10:15pm — 1 Comment

Financial Updates: ASK Before Spending

In the past two months, I have had two different people approach me asking me to chip in for an expense that they have already paid for out of pocket.  This bothers me greatly, for a number of different reasons:

In both situations, the person did not first ASK Rev. Nate or Norman if there was any money in the budget, but just went ahead and paid out of their own pockets.  Even if there isn’t a budgeted line item, there are some restricted donations that might be available.  Step…

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Added by Eva Baker on September 23, 2012 at 7:53pm — No Comments

Financial Updates: Congregational Budget vs. Operating Budget

What is the difference between a Congregational and Operating Budget

The Congregational Budget is the one voted on and passed by the Congregation at the Annual Meeting in May.  The income and expenses listed on this budget is a conservative projection based on historical data.  This Budget is what the Minister, as Executive Director, is held accountable to.

An…

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Added by Eva Baker on August 14, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Financial Updates: Noncompliance - UUA & JPD Dues

Overall, I am very pleased with the budget that the congregation passed for our current 2012-2013 fiscal year.  I want to commend Rev. Nate, business director Norman Fouhy, Mike Tomalin from the Finance Working Group and the congregational input from the budget meetings in helping to create a very conservative budget. However, I did want to make sure that the congregational members and friends are aware that we are not complying with our Governance and Ministry Policy Manual on one item: our…

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Added by Eva Baker on August 13, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

First Budget Info Session - 4/1

As Board Treasurer, I will be kicking-off the first budget session with a high level analysis of our long term financial goals and how we can align our budgeting process with the ends and means we have created for  ourselves.  I think it is critical that we not only set forth values, but that we actively strive to achieve them in our own lives and in how we run the church.  With this framework laid, I will then turn the floor over to Rev.…

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Added by Eva Baker on March 22, 2012 at 11:12pm — No Comments

Financial Updates: A Look at our Finances

We are 4 months into our fiscal year (July – October).  Because the summer months are “off season” and historically slow financially, it is still a little early to gauge how we are doing financially when compared with our revised budget.  However, there are some trends that are starting to emerge that we will be monitoring very closely over the next few months.

Finance Working Group (FWG)

The FWG reviews the cash flow in and out of our checking account on a monthly basis…

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Added by Eva Baker on November 23, 2011 at 5:57pm — 2 Comments

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