Building congregational humanism
The future of congregational Humanism is built on the generous giving of members and friends. Your gift supports our Sunday program, music events, religious education for children and adults, and the social justice efforts of our members, friends, and ministerial leadership. Congregational and community giving accounts for 60% of the total budget of the First Unitarian Society. Gifts of all sizes are welcome! The yearly pledge form is available online.
Your gift to the First Unitarian Society is tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Please consult your tax advisor for specific questions about your individual situation.
Ways to give
Gifts can be made in several ways:
- Use Vanco, a secure third-party site, to electronically donate payments and contributions
- Use Paypal to electronically donate payments and contributions
- Use the Vanco Mobile App on your phone to electronically donate payments and contributions (available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store)
- Mail or drop off a check to our front office
If you wish to make a gift through your estate, please contact the FUS Foundation.
For information on making a gift of stock or appreciated securities or an in-kind donation of goods, please contact the FUS finance director.
FUS also will work with you to set up a monthly donation from your checking or savings account. Making a gift in this fashion helps FUS leadership plan the budget more accurately.
As an independent and self-supporting congregation, most of our funding comes from members and friends. Each year we request that members and friends commit to an amount which we call a pledge. Our members and friends honor their pledge commitments with cash, checks, electronic funds transfers (EFT), the Give+ app (mobile devices) or through gifts of stocks or bonds.
Pledge size is up to you. The decision reflects your means and the value of our community in your life.
Pledges can be paid on virtually any schedule within the year. Some make a single payment while others pay quarterly or monthly. The FUS fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30.
Thank you for your membership and support!
We know that individual circumstances can change in all communities. If you find yourself in such a situation, please, contact one of the ministers to discuss a waiver. We hope that you find our community of value as we value your being a part of our community.