The premise of Commitment Sunday is twofold – first, we hope to see as many members and friends of Second Unitarian as possible (which is why we’re gathering at one time in a larger space). Please, invite any and everyone you think might be interested in what will be the liveliest, most uplifting worship experience we’ve offered in quite a while! Plus the potluck always provides a great chance to catch up with friends and meet new people!
Second, we hope to get our members and friends excited about our ministries, as they contemplate their commitment to Second Unitarian through our annual pledge drive. In these first few weeks of March, we are reminding people that each of us – I am and you are called – to share the ministry of liberal religion in Omaha. This means supporting our congregation, giving what we can to sustain and strengthen the work we do answering the calls that we have heard as individuals, but also the calling for our congregation.
The theme of this year’s campaign is “You Are Called.” Rev. John Crestwell’s Sunday worship service (he preaches and sings) will encourage reflection on the ways we are called to lead lives of authenticity, compassion, and transformation. Another UU minister, the Rev. Jason Shelton, wrote the song, “Life Calls Us On,” which we are using to connect us to the different callings we hear: love, faith, hope, and life itself.
This service will also feature a jazz quartet, the choir, and our minister as we seek to celebrate our faith and reflect on our commitment to its ministry, as part of the 2014 Stewardship Drive.
We hope to see you on Sunday!