2022/23 Annual Appeal

Image by Susan Barlow, design by Carol Marion

At Unitarian Universalist Society: East we share many ideals and passions. We support one another in our common pursuit of making the world a better place. We draw strength from one another and welcome newcomers to join with us to enrich our community. It is through the generosity of members and friends that we are able to continue to build our beloved community, seeking justice and compassion in a complex world. We hope you will support the 2022-23 Annual Appeal as generously as you can.

Message from our Minister, Rev. Joshua Pawelek 

Message from our Director of Religious Education, Gina Campellone


Our Accomplishments in 2021/22

  • Upgraded our ventilation system to respond to the pandemic;
  • Provided a rich and innovative Religious Education program throughout the year using a variety of indoor, outdoor, and virtual venues;
  • Obtained and administered a grant to support Power Up’s Empower U Manchester program;
  • Welcomed twelve new members;
  • Continued regular virtual music salons, virtual piano bash, and virtual concerts;
  • Provided high-quality virtual Sunday Services incorporating new video and sound systems;
  • Strengthened our community relationships with GHIAA, the Recovery for All Coalition, UCONN’s Native American Studies Program, and the Domestic Worker Justice Campaign.

Policy Board Goals for 2022/23

  • Ensure that staff salaries are in line with UUA recommendations;
  • Continue adapting our comprehensive Religious Education program for children and youth to the realities of the pandemic.
  • Continue to be actively involved in and financially supportive of the Greater Hartford Interfaith Action Alliance (GHIAA);
  • Produce high-quality hybrid Sunday services that meet the needs of both an in-person and an online membership;
  • Create innovative alternative ways to fundraise given the challenges created by the pandemic.

Message from our Director of Music, Mary Bopp

Mary Bopp, Director of Music (click image to view)

Giving Guide

Pledge Form

Electronic Funds Transfer Form

The Stewardship Committee – Phil Sawyer, Louisa, Graver, Jason Corsa, Larry Lunden, and Stan McMillen