Fund Hope: Sponsor an Incarcerated UU

Posted on September 10, 2019
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GOAL $10,000 The Church of the Larger Fellowship serves over 1,000 Unitarian Universalists experiencing incarceration in the United States. We need your help to get vital reading materials and other resources to them. Can you sponsor an incarcerated UU?
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Thank you so much for supporting our Faithify campaign and for your interest in learning more about what Prison Ministry at the Church of the Larger Fellowship is like. This Faithify campaign is so important to the incarcerated members of the CLF.  What we’re asking you to do is support the membership of our over 1,000 incarcerated UUs who live behind prison walls all across the country.

Through our Worthy Now Prison Network, we are able to provide vital programming for people who live in various forms of incarceration across the United States.  In practice and on principle, we do not ask for membership dues from any of our incarcerated members. The programming we offer comes in the form of receiving a variety of printed material which includes:

  • Two prison ministry newsletters a year
  • A printed copy of the UU World magazine
  • A printed copy of the CLF Quest magazine

Every dollar you donate will be doubled!

Can you give $50 to fund hope today?

By contributing to the success of this Faithify Campaign,

you will be helping over 1,000 UUs living in prison.


Additionally, with your help, we are able to offer our UU incarcerated members a number of the Tapestry of Faith classes which we have converted into correspondence format.  These rich materials supply valuable religious education to our incarcerated siblings.  Perhaps the best thing of all is, after becoming members and completing the New UU Class, they are eligible to receive a pen-pal connection with a free-world person (that’s you).

These pen-pal relationships are often the lifeline for giving and sustaining hope within the prison walls. It is the connection to the Power of We that is so vital to our Unitarian Universalist faith. Can you imagine hearing that you’re worthy of love and justice inside a system that often dehumanizes your very presence?

The cost of all this programming is about $150 per person.  It would mean so much to the lives of these members if you, your friends, or your congregation found it in you to sponsor an incarcerated member’s cost of $150 dollars.  That is less than $0.50 a day to fund this hope-giving ministry to an incarcerated UU. 

Maybe that’s a little bit too much, maybe fifty dollars is more in your price range.  The truth is, whatever you can give every dollar counts, every dollar helps bring programming and the message of hope and love to people in prison all across this country.


We have over 1,000 incarcerated UU’s depending on us.

Can you give $50 or more to fund hope?


Click here to enlarge and interact with this map of incarcerated UUs.

Maybe you don’t feel comfortable standing on street corners and professing your faith but perhaps you would feel comfortable blessing someone’s life with the hope of Unitarian Universalism today!  Won’t you bless someone with a membership to the CLF who is living behind prison walls?

* Thanks to the generous challenge grants supported by the Unitarian Universalist Funding Program, every dollar given to this Faithify campaign will be matched.

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    This is such an important outreach program both for the compassion extended to incarcerated persons and for its concrete way of putting UU faith and values into action. Rodney Lemery’s ministry is impressive, heart-warming, and richly deserving of our support. Please join me with your own generous donation! — Jay Atkinson

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