Donating Our Weekly Plate Collection

Members and friends sustain the operating expenses of the church with their pledges, enabling us to give away the Sunday collection. Please write Share the Plate on the memo line if you contribute by check. You can also contribute by credit card in the bookstore. Thank you!

Interfaith Ministries’ Meals on Wheels program receives 25% of the plate every Sunday.  Each of the following organizations receives 75% of the plate for the designated month.

Nominate a 2020 Recipient

Nomination forms for 2020 recipients will be available on the website and in the Clara Barton Gathering Place in October or November 2019. Watch for a notice in the weekly Emerson e-news.

Selection Criteria

Mandatory

  1. 501(c)(3) Organization
  2. Recommended by involved Emerson member

Other  

  • Consistent with UU principles
  • Perceived impact of award
  • Involvement of Emerson members
  • Financial soundness of organization and project
  • Degree to which award leverages existing resources
  • Project sustained after grant funding is spent
  • Grant funding critical to project success
  • Future Emerson involvement with organization
  • Project success will be measured
  • Emerson identification with project will be published
  • Success doesn’t require total available Emerson funds
  •  Located in greater Houston area.

2019 Recipients

January – UBarU Camp and Retreat Center

February – Make a Wish Foundation

March – International Women’s Convocation

April – Emerson’s ELL (English Language Learning) Program

May – The Women’s Home

June – Plant It Forward Farms

July – Citizens’ Climate Education Third Coast

August – Texas UU Justice Ministry (TXUUJM)

September – Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services (RAICES)

October – Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services (T.E.J.A.S.)

November – Harris County Drug Court Foundation

December – Minister’s Benevolence Fund

2018 Recipients

January – Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism (BLUU)

February – Balázs Scholars Program

March – Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services (T.E.J.A.S.)

April – Covenant House Texas

May – Plant It Forward Farms

June – ANSWER-Nepal

July – Citizens’ Climate Education

August – Texas UU Justice Ministry (TXUUJM)

September – Emerson ELL Classes

October – Houston Area Woman’s Center

November – Harris County Drug Court Foundation

December – Minister’s Benevolence Fund