Share the Plate Nominations: 2019-20
Our Share the Plate program gives us the opportunity to show tangible support to organizations who are doing good work in our community. We split selected Sunday plate offerings 50/50 with groups nominated and voted on by the Members of TVUUC. Some examples of past organizations are: Planned Parenthood of Middle & East TN, Centro Hispano, Beardsley Community Farm, Ijams Nature Center, etc. As of May of this year, we have been able to give over $12,000 to organizations in our community and beyond. Thanks to everyone who submitted a nomination or gave to support Share the Plate to make this amazing contribution possible!

To see a complete list of last year's Share the Plate Organizations, visit: http://tvuuc.org/contributions/share-the-plate/

The nomination period for the 2019-20 year is open. TVUUC Members may use the form below to nominate an organization to be supported by the Share the Plate program. The congregation will have opportunity to vote on nominated organizations.
• Sunday, May 26-Sunday, June 9 – Online and paper ballot nominations will be received for any organization that a
member of TVUUC wishes to nominate.
• The Share the Plate team will organize and verify each organization nominated.
• Sunday, June 16- Sunday, June 30 – Online and paper ballot voting period.
• Sunday, July 14 – the 12 organizations with the most votes of the TVUUC congregation will be announced

Please note there were some changes to the program beginning in the 2018-19 year. 6 organizations are now considered part of the TVUUC "Social Funding Network" and will automatically be included in the Share the Plate schedule as "Designated Offerings". They do not need to be nominated. These organizations are:
1. Family Promise
2. FISH Food Pantry
3. Lonsdale Mentoring Program
4. TVUUC Community Gardens
5. Volunteer Ministry Center Meals
6. TVUUC Advancing Equality Fund

TVUUC Members will nominate organizations and vote to fill 12 spots for the 2018-19 fiscal year. Each organization will have two Share the Plate Sundays.
The Senior Minister will have 6 Sundays for Designated Offerings (including the Christmas Eve Service collection for the TVUUC Helping Fund).
One Sunday per month will be a "Stewardship/Generosity" Sunday, with all offerings going to the TVUUC Operating Budget.

Please direct questions about Share the Plate to:
Terry Uselton, terrymu@aol.com
Claudia Pressley claudiapressley@tvuuc.org

Email address *
Name of the group/organization being nominated:
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Organization Website
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Member Information
The following information should be completed by the TVUUC member who is nominating the group, organization, or project.
First Name
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Last Name
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Email
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Phone
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Organization or Group Contact Person (Not the TVUUC Nominating Member): Name, Phone Number, and Email
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Does this group need these funds at a specific time of the year or on a specific date? (i.e. Start of school, Thanksgiving, Summer Camp). If yes, please specify:
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How do the activities of your group fulfill our TVUUC mission? "The mission of TVUUC is to create a welcoming community that nurtures spiritual growth and challenges us to transform the world through acts of love and justice." (Please limit to 250 words or less. If this nomination is selected, this statement may be read to the congregation before the offering is collected during the weeks you are to share the plate.)
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How would this group use TVUUC funds?
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