How Can My Congregation Become A Member Of TXUUJM?
How Can My Congregation Become A Member of TXUUJM?
* Congregations sign a covenant with TXUUJM and support the Ministry through dues and engagement.
* Annual congregational dues to TXUUJM are on a sliding scale of $2-$10 a member or .25-.50 percent of the congregation’s annual budget. The dues can come from individual memberships, congregational budgets, other fundraising, or any combination. (NOTE ABOUT DUES: TXUUJM understands that COVID has been an especially hard time for congregations AND that the need for justice organizing is greater than ever in Texas. So we are both very willing to discuss financial challenges that congregations face, and we invite our congregations to think faithfully and hopefully about how their generosity could make a great impact through TXUUJM.)
* Congregations that covenant with TXUUJM appoint two members to the TXUUJM Advisory Board. The Advisory Board members become ambassadors for TXUUJM for their congregations, listening and keeping them informed of our actions and opportunities, as well as sharing photos, stories, and more so TXUUJM may celebrate congregational justice efforts.
* Member congregations also work to encourage additional individual TXUUJM memberships in their congregations and agree to help in fundraising so TXUUJM will remain financially healthy and sustainable for the long haul of justice work. Advisory Board members take part in a monthly conference call with our Executive Director and chart the course for our legislative/direct action issues.
Below is our previous TXUUJM Covenant With Congregations, which will soon be updated to reflect 2022-23 dues and expectations: