Jan 042018
 January 4, 2018

150th Anniversary Gifts–an update

Posted by Rev Roger

Posted on January 4, 2018

In 1868 in Sacramento (with a population of 15,000), seventeen families came together to establish a Unitarian congregation. That was 150 years ago. Happy anniversary, everyone! The UUSS Anniversary Gifts appeal was announced in late December and it continues until late January. We aim to raise more than $200,000 for these purposes:

  • We will replace the lights and wiring in the main parking lot, improving visibility and safety-and giving a bright welcome to all who come to UUSS for events after dark.
  • We will install a permanent patio cover structure on the large patio, protecting us from the hot sun and shielding us from the rain, and we will furnish the patio. If the patio is more comfortable, welcoming, and usable, we can reduce Coffee Hour crowding and have more outside events.

As of last Sunday, we have received Anniversary Gifts of $50,000! Thank you! Later updates will be posted in the Comments below.

Completing this project will take an average gift of $1,500 from just 100 more individuals. Of course, we have a wide range of gifts, and every gift is appreciated.  If it matters for your tax preparation purposes, checks dated on or before last Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, will be credited as a 2017 gift. If you meant to drop off a donation last Sunday, you can mail it to UUSS or bring it Sunday. Let our Bookkeeper know it’s on the way: . Checks dated Jan. 1 or later will be credited as a 2018 contribution.
What a way to celebrate our heritage and move into a new year–completing this major expansion and renovation project. Thanks to our shared giving, UUSS will have more space on Sundays, a sun-shielded and furnished patio, a safer parking lot, and lovely outdoor spaces to welcome all who come. Thanks for your generosity and for your presence here.

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