2023 Share the Plate Information

This is the information for Share the Plate for the coming year. During the pandemic, we had kept most of the organizations previously voted on since we could not easily and safely hold an election for Share the Plate. This year, we did hold our usual process but moved it up near the beginning of the new year instead of near the congregational meeting. Our schedule does have some flexibility if the need arises.

Terry Uselton, STP Chair

Twelve organizations were nominated for the twelve Share the Plate spots for 2023. Because of that we will not have voting as all organizations are automatically approved.

The organizations in alphabetical order are:

  1. Beck Cultural Center – www.beckcenter.net
  2. Bryant’s Bridge – www.bryantsbridge.org
  3. Ijams Nature Center – www.ijams.org
  4. Justice Knox – justiceknox.org
  5. Lonsdale Environmental Camp at Tremont –  www.knoxschools.org/lonsdalees
  6. Mountain Access Brigade – mountainaccessbrigade.org
  7. Planned Parenthood of TN and North Mississippi –  www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-tennessee-and-north-mississippi
  8. Remote Area Medical (RAM) – www.ramusa.org
  9. SEEED – www.seeedknox.org
  10. The Bottom – www.thebottomknox.com
  11. The Highlander Center – highlandercenter.org
  12. Trans Empowerment Project (TEP) – transempowerment.org

Six Organizations are considered part of the TVUUC “Social Funding Network” They are part of the Designated Offerings.

  1. Family Promise
  2. FISH
  3. Lonsdale Mentoring Program
  4. TVUUC Community Gardens
  5. VMC (Volunteer Ministry Center) Meals
  6. TVUUC Advancing Equality Fund

The Senior Minister has six Sundays for Designated Offerings (including Helping Fund Christmas Eve Service).