Pledge Drive 2022
The Pledge Team is asking members and friends to reflect on your own response to the words Remember, Rekindle and Renew as we return to church in person. Please also consider your commitment to First Church for fiscal year 2022-23.
Ours is a community of memory and hope. We have sung, worshipped, celebrated, and mourned together since 1842. We are a community that continues to welcome all to connection and an inclusive theology, while striving to carry forward this congregation’s legacy of Social Justice.
Our history is resilient, our values needed. Please join the Pledge Team in recommitting to this community’s financial sustainability as we return to our beloved building and re-enter our changing world.
Kickoff March 6 – Celebration Sunday March 27.
What is a Pledge?
A pledge is a promise to donate money to the church within a 12-month period. Like many non-profit organizations, our Finance Team begins our budgeting process for the following fiscal year in the Spring. They base the budget on the commitments we make in the annual pledge drive. A pledge is a non-binding promise for how each of us want to support our community throughout the coming year. If unexpected financial challenges come up for your family during the year, please let us know and we will adjust your commitment per your instructions immediately.
What is an Equitable Pledge?
We think of generosity as a spiritual practice at First Church, a practice that opens our hearts and expands our joy. So ultimately, any pledge amount that is meaningful for you is appropriate and very much appreciated. We are also a community that relies almost completely on our members’ gifts to exist. Taking into account what you can afford and how much our community means to each individual, we ask our members to consider the Fair Share Chart that is used by UU congregations who are pledge sustaining. Click here for the chart.
The UUA’s Suggested Equitable Giving Guide for Pledge Sustained Congregations.
If you are interested in automatic Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) on the 15th of each month, please download and print the authorization form at this link and contact Lynne Jacoby with questions. EFT Form
For help with any of our giving options, please contact Lynne Jacoby, Membership Development Coordinator, by phone at (414) 273-5257 x205 or by email – email@example.com.