Several years ago, Heritage UU Church purchased all new hymnals. We were a much smaller congregation then and couldn’t really afford them, so we offered our members and friends the opportunity of purchasing a hymnal and then dedicating it to whomever they wished—past, present, or future. Since then it has been a source of enjoyment for many of us to open our hymnals and check the name plate in the front and see to whom that hymnal was dedicated or in memory of.
And now our congregation has grown and we needed new hymnals, so we took money from the Music Development Fund and bought them. But in our never-ending effort to be frugal, we thought we would again give our congregation’s members and friends another opportunity to dedicate a hymnal to someone of their choosing for the cost of that hymnal (including the cost of the book plate and its printing) which amounts to $30. Then these monetary donations will go back to reimburse the Music Development Fund. There are only about 20 books to dedicate, so it will be a first come, first served situation. Please let Joann Meyer (firstname.lastname@example.org) know if you would like to donate to this worthy cause.