Congregants' Choices 2024

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congregant choice

2024 NOMINEES

City Rescue Mission

Meta Peace Team

Planned Parenthood

Share-A-Bike

South Side Community Kitchen

The Fledge

Women Helping Period

VOTE on Sunday, Feb. 18th. 

You do not need to be a member to vote.

If you will not be there in person, send an email with your top three choices to revsharonketchum@gmail.com

City RescueMeta PeacePlanned ParenthoodShare a bikesouthside community kitchenThe Fledgewomen helping period

 

 

 

 

NOMINATE A LOCAL CHARITABLE/NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION

  1. Complete a nomination form which requires contact information, mailing address, their vision and mission statement to insure they operate in alignment with our values.

Forms on credenza and online "Fillable PDF" document

CLICK HERE to ACCESS a

CONGREGANTS' CHOICE NOMINATION FORM

Forms are also available in the sanctuary

Note: Organizations cannot be nominated two consecutive years.  However, past recipients can be renominated as long as they were not a recipient in 2023.

  1. Submit form in sanctuary by Sunday, January 28th or tto Unity Office by Monday, January 29th
  2. Create a Poster:  Sample posters available and the office can help you create one for  your nominee.  Poster will be on display Feb 4th – 18th.

MAKING YOUR CHOICE

  1. February 18th Vote for your top three choices – either in person or by email  UnityLansingOffice@gmail.com

Top 3 congregational choices: portion of our tithes for 3 months.

Remaining nominees share in the 4th quarter tithes.

Note: Where voting is extremely close, tithes may be reallocated proportionally to the vote.

WINNERS ANNOUNCED February 25th

  1. If you nominated an organization, you will invite them to a Sunday Service to talk about their work for a few minutes and to receive their check.

To access a nomination form for 2024 to download, CLICK HERE  Forms are also available in the sanctuary


sunset with shadow of manMore on Congregants' Choice

Unity Spiritual Center of Lansing

is a spiritual tithing community.

This means we donate 10% of all income to sources of our spiritual inspiration as a way of acknowledging that God is our one and only Source which comes to us through many channels. 

We tithe to various Unity organizations – Silent Unity, Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute, Unity Worldwide Ministries, Unity Worldwide Ministry Great Lakes Region and sometimes to specific Unity churches. 

We also tithe to organizations that bless and inspire us with their work and are in alignment with our core values, mission and vision.  We call this Congregants' Choice. Each year, you nominate local charitable organizations that bless, inspire, and have a meaningful impact on you in your spiritual awakening. 

To access a nomination form for 2024 to download, CLICK HERE  Forms are also available in the sanctuary


PAST RECIPIENTS AND NOMINEES

Congregants' Choice for 2023

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House of PromiseGreater Lansing FoodbankJustice LeagueJax ProjectLoaves and FishesGirls on the run

 

 

 

LAAN Behavioral HealthMI Interfaith Power and lightRiveerwalk TheaterVolunteers of America

 

 

 

1st Quarter: Eve, 2nd Quarter: House of Promise & Greater Lansing Foodbank, 3rd Quarter Justice League of Greater Lansing & Jax Project, October: Loaves and Fishes, November: Girls on the Run, December split among: LAAN Behavioral Health, Michigan Interfaith Power & Light, Volunteers of America, Riverwalk Theatre


 

 2022

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suitcases 4 kids logo

Care Free Medical Logo

Fenner logo

habitat for humanity logo betty white challengecardboard prophets logo footprints for michigan logoThe Fledge logo

 

 

  2021

2021 Jan-March 2021 Firecracker Foundation

2021 April - June Greater Lansing Foodbank

2021 July - September Cristo Rey Community Center

2021 October - December Youth Haven, Potter Park Zoo, Care for the Caregivers

2020

Fledge

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2020 Recipients  Choices are The Fledge for the 1st quarter and Haven House for the second quarter.  The last six month's donation will be split among Punks with Lunch, Sunrise Movement and Rise Recovery program.

2019 Recipients  Girls on the Run, Advent House, The Davies Project, as well as donations to the Women's Center and the American Foundation for the Prevention of Suicide.  We also made a special donation to the SALUS Center.

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2018 Recipients  Meals on Wheels, Ronald McDonald House, The Foodbank, Justice in Mental Health and Allen Street Neighborhood Association

 

 

 

 

2017 Recipients Capitol Human Society, Homeless Angels, Metapeace and Sparrow Hospice.  Donations were also made to City Rescue Center and Justice in Mental Health.