Offered by Unity of San Antonio
“Prosperity is an expression of a grateful soul.” – Rev. Jimmie Scott
Every year in November at Unity Church of San Antonio, we reflect with gratitude on our spiritual practices around prosperity and abundant living. We then individually set in place a plan to commit to intentionally give to our CommUNITY in the coming year. This practice supports us as a CommUNITY, not only spiritually, but in a practical manner. Our leadership will have an idea what financial resources we can expect in the coming year. Based on the Intentions set by CommUNITY members, plans can be put into place for 2018. In this way, we uphold our mission statement: “Dancing in the Truth of who we are though meditation, study, and service.” Stating the amount and frequency of our giving, in advance, instills spiritual integrity, affecting many facets of our lives. Check out our Intentional Giving theme, our accomplishments, infographics, and more by clicking here. Click here for an Intentional Giving form to complete and bring with you on Sunday, November 19, to our special Sunday service where we honor the collective Intentional Giving of our CommUNITY at 11:00 a.m. Or simply click on one of the green areas on our website, and let us know of your desire to become an Intentional Giver!
Why Intentional Giving?
Reasons for giving are as diverse as our congregation. Many tell us they give in appreciation of their spiritual evolution brought about by participation in our Unity CommUNITY. Others feel inspired to contribute to our vision of opening hearts and transforming lives. Many want to ensure that celebration, study, and service continue by way of adequate staffing and administration. Prosperity students know the powerful practice of giving promotes plenty-consciousness and relief from chronic worry about having enough. Grateful givers realize they absorb and express Unity teachings when they give to Unity. Many give for the pure joy of giving, knowing it feels good to give to something greater than ourselves. Intentional givers report spiritual transformation as a result of making and keeping a commitment.
How to Begin Intentional Giving at UCSA:
Complete a Personal Statement of Intent. Click here for a form. Click here for a form. Note the total annual amount and the incremental amounts you intend to give each week or month toward that total. Check your preferred method of giving, keeping in mind that electronic forms of giving ensure your remaining on track with your intention through the year.
Submit your Personal Statement of Intent. Bring the completed form with you on Sunday November 19, when we will bless our intentions in our annual Thanksgiving ceremony. Or, if you are unable to attend that day, mail your form to Unity of SA: 8103 Broadway, Suite 210 San Antonio TX 78209. Or click any of the green areas on our website to sign up digitally!
Frequently Asked Questions
How could I commit to any amount of giving without knowing what my 2018 income might be?
May we suggest that you determine your likely minimum income and base your giving on that amount. During the year, adjust your giving amount month to month dependent upon your actual income. For example, if you determine to tithe from your income and you anticipate a minimum monthly income of $2500, your monthly minimum tithe would be $250. Month to month, you would calculate your actual income and adjust your actual giving to match 10% of that total. If your income in any month is higher than your stated minimum, you’ll give that much more. If less in any month, then you’ll give less that month.
What if my income decreases or increases after I submit my statement of intention ?
Circumstances change from time to time, in which case we recommend you contact Office Manager. Click here to contact us.
How can I fulfill my intention when I am not able to attend services every Sunday?
It is understandable that there will be times when we are away and therefore unable to hand in our Intentional Giving during a Sunday Service. Unity of SA makes it easy for us to fulfill our intention by one of these alternative means:
Automatic Giving: Simply provide a voided check – or your credit card information if you prefer – and your gift will be processed on the 1st or 15th of each month, as you designate. Set it up once, and it’s taken care of for the rest of the year.
Online: If you prefer a little more flexibility, you can give your gift each month using online banking – just like any of your monthly expenses. Or, you can take advantage of our PayPal capability at www.unityofsa.org.
Mailing: Pick up a supply of love offering envelopes when you are at church, and mail them in with your check from the convenience of your home.