LaunchPad Campaign

Help the Unitarian Church of Harrisburg launch the next era with confidence!

The Unitarian Church of Harrisburg is a congregation like no other. Our mission, “Build Bridges, Celebrate Community,” bLaunchPadrings people together across divisions of background, theology, wealth, and geography. Together, we search for meaning, care for one another, grow in mind and spirit, and help heal the world.

Over the last five years, the members and friends of UCH have continued to carry out this challenging yet rewarding mission while also managing a prolonged transition between settled ministers. As with most congregations in transition, membership numbers and income have temporarily dipped as we re-orient toward the future. This has led us to defer certain maintenance projects and to pass deficit budgets. Now, as we get ready to begin a new journey with a soon-to-be-selected settled Senior Minister, we have set a goal of returning to a stronger financial position.

The goals of the Launchpad Campaign are:

  1. Reduce the strain on the Reserve Fund, which we have drawn from more than usual during the transition years.
  2. Make emergency repairs to the upper parking lot at Clover Lane, both reducing the risk of accidents and making that campus more attractive to potential renters.
  3. Demonstrate the energy and enthusiasm of which we know we are capable, thus communicating to our next minister that we are ready to partner in a great adventure.

We hope to raise $50,000 through this effort. If we exceed this goal and reach $75,000, our Interim Minister and Finance Chair have promised a public celebration.

The Launchpad Campaign invites your additional contributions, beyond your regular pledge, to help the congregation set a course for abundance and financial health. Launchpad Campaign contributions may be made between February and June 2018 by check, credit card, stock transfer, and all the ways you normally give charitable financial contributions to UCH. You may pay in one lump sum or installments. Launchpad Campaign contributions are separate from your regular pledge to the UCH Annual Appeal.

Download a pledge form for the Launchpad Campaign

Download a pledge form for the 2018-2019 Annual Appeal

Every gift matters. Thank you for your generosity of time, talent, and treasure. Together, we will blast into the future with joy and optimism, for next year and beyond.