Stewardship 2018

In recognition of the completion of the wonderful ship playground, the Stewardship Committee has chosen a theme of “Sailing Forward” for the 2018/19 Campaign.  And we’ve redesigned the way we’re doing this Annual Pledge Drive. This year there will be 12 Neighborhood Gatherings over a four-week period from February 25 to March 18th to allow people the opportunity to visit informally with groups of USH members. A Board member or one of the Revs will be at each event, providing a short update about USH plans and operations during the coming year. This should be an enjoyable afternoon or evening!
These gatherings will also be our opportunity to think about what USH means to you and your family and the financial commitment you are willing to make to allow us to ensure that those activities and services occur.  We ask you to learn about fair share giving and to use this Stewardship-Fair-Share-Contribution-Guide to guide your giving. Attendees will be asked to provide your pledge commitment at these neighborhood meetings if at all possible.  Of course, your pledges will be private and handled confidentially.
If you are not able to attend the Neighborhood Gathering that you are invited to, or if you did not receive an invitation but wish to come, you may select another one that is more convenient from the schedule. Several events will have childcare and two are wheelchair accessible. 

Our Blue Boat Home – Pledge Drive Update:

Our ship has launched and we are hoping for smooth sailing ahead.  To all who have hosted some wonderful events and those who have submitted generous pledges – THANK YOU!  Thus far we have received pledges totaling $71,955.  We are on our way!

The dates of the events are:

All events are Offsite EXCEPT the 12 noon Gathering at USH on March 18th
  • Thursday, March 15, 6:30pm, West Hartford, Childcare available, accessible
  • Sunday, March 18, 12 Noon at USH, Childcare available, accessible
  • Sunday, March 18, 3pm, Glastonbury
  • Friday, March 23, 5:30pm, West Hartford

For more information contact Kate Gervais at 860-690-5467 or

Stop by the Stewardship Table in Fellowship Hall after any Sunday service for a complete listing of Neighborhood Gatherings or to RSVP.  Or, contact your original Host or member of the Stewardship Committee.
Please take a look at this Stewardship-Fair-Share-Contribution-Guide as you consider your pledge for the upcoming year.
The Stewardship Committee will be staffing a table in Fellowship Hall after service during the drive to answer questions.  Or contact one of the committee members: Carolyn Carlson, Tara Cote, Kate Gervais, Ginny Hedrick, Caron Lanouette and Kim McLain. 
THANK YOU for your generosity and commitment to USH!
Caron Lanouette, a member of the  2018 Stewardship Committee, gave a testimonial during the February 18 Sunday Service, read below: