Pledging is requested from all members, and set out as a responsibility of membership in the bylaws of UUCC. Friends are also invited and encouraged to pledge to the church, even if you do not wish to be a member!
Pledges, made yearly, allow UUCC to plan a budget. Each year, Living Generously spearheads a pledge drive in February/March to collect this information. Pledges are voluntary and the amount is set by you. Members and friends may add a pledge or change the amount at any time during the year. The Unitarian Universalist Association offers a Fair Share Contribution Guide that members can use as a guideline for determining how much they might wish to give. Pledges may be paid in a variety of ways.
- You can have the church set up an automatic withdrawal using a bank account or credit card. Please complete the authorization form (linked below).
- You can set up your own pledge for automatic withdrawal online here.
- Pledges made by check can be mailed to the church, put in an envelope (provided in the pews) and dropped in the Offering basket, or dropped through the mail slot on the Administrator’s door. Please make sure to mark the check “pledge” so that we may properly credit your account.
To make a new pledge, or to change your pledge, complete the Pledge Form and return to the UUCC office. If you are choosing to have your pledge paid automatically, complete and return the Authorization Form at the same time***. You can adjust this at any time.
Each quarter, a statement is mailed to help you keep track of your pledge giving. At the end of the year, a tax statement is mailed** to each giving friend or member.
**Please remember, if your mailing address changes during the year, you need to email the administrator to update that address in our database. You can email the administrator at email@example.com.
***If your payment information changes during the year (your card expires or you change banks), you must fill out a new Authorization form and send it in. Thank you!
If you have questions about your pledge, the automatic withdrawal you set up, or any financial concerns with pledging, please email the bookkeeper at firstname.lastname@example.org.