Sharing Your Treasure – Stewardship Made Easy
Update a Pledge for 2023/24 or Make a One Time Gift
As we enter this time of great excitement, preparing to call a settled minister, it is the perfect time to reevaluate just how much this Society means to us and how we can support it in a meaningful way. We want to make this process extra simple and straightforward!
Before making a pledge, you might want to consider just how much
you can afford to give this year. While we encourage everyone to pledge if they can
as it helps us to plan the budget for next year, we understand that there are
times in everyone’s lives when pledging a gift just isn’t possible. We understand
and trust that you will give when you are able. If you plan to complete a pledge
card, please give careful thought to the amount that works best for you.
One way to do this is by using the UUA’s Contribution Guide. Another way is to
consider increasing your pledge by the cost of living for this year, which is 8.7%.
It is so important to give what you can afford to give, an amount that is meaningful
to you. This amount will be different for everyone, but every pledge is important
and every pledge is appreciated!
Complete a Pledge Card
Are You Ready? Here is all there is to it – confirm your pledge for the 2023-2024
fiscal year by clicking on the “Complete a Pledge Card” button above! Just fill
out the form below, letting us know how much you are able to contribute and how you
plan to give (Monthly, Weekly, or As You Can) That’s it! We’ll be back in touch
this spring to confirm the amount of your pledge, and to remind you to set up your
automatic payments. To keep this Stewardship Campaign short and sweet, we’re
asking you to please update your pledge card no later than March 12.
If you need to find out what your current pledge is, you can login to your Realm
account, click on Giving and you will find your current year pledge in the column
on the right. If you click on Current Year Pledge, you can then choose to see
past year pledges and see how your pledges have changed over the years.
In this spirit of simplicity, First UU pledges no longer come with an automatic
expiration date of one year. Once people commit to becoming members and
make a financial pledge, the understanding is that your commitment will be sustained
from year to year. The amount you pledge may go up or down, but your pledge to
support this congregation will continue until you tell us otherwise. Therefore, if you are
a member and we do not receive a pledge card from you, your pledge amount will
continue at the same level for the next fiscal year.
If you have any questions or concerns about your pledge or any other kind
of contribution to FUUSB, please be in touch with Christina Fulton, Director
of Operations & Finance at 802-862-5630 ext. 22 or [email protected].
Thank you for being your wonderful selves – hopeful, engaged, and committed to
the values and love that make our congregation strong.
With so much gratitude,
Your Stewardship Team