Congregants' Choices 2024

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2024 Congregants Choices

1st Quarter: Share-A-Bike

2nd Quarter:

Southside Community Kitchen

3rd Quarter - tied vote

Planned Parenthood

The Fledge

4th Quarter

Helping Women Period

Meta Peace Team

City Rescue Mission

January - March                                        April - June southside community kitchenShare a bike

   SHARE-A-BIKE                                                 SOUTHSIDE COMMUNITY KITCHEN


Planned Parenthood  The FledgeJuly - September tied votes 

Planned Parenthood​

and The Fledge

City RescueMeta Peacewomen helping period

 October - December

Helping Women Period

Meta Peace Team                             

      The City Rescue Mission 

January 2025 Nominate your favorite Non-profit



  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



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 26th, 2025
  2. Create a Poster:  Sample posters available and the office can help you create one for  your nominee.  Poster will be on display Feb 2n – 16th. 


  1. February 16th, 2025 Vote for your top three choices – either in person or by email

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.

2025 WINNERS ANNOUNCED February 23rd 

  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 2025 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


Congregants' Choice for 2023


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



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Care Free Medical Logo

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




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



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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.