|“The congregation gives me a way to effect positive change in the community that is in keeping with my deepest values. There are few things in my life that are more important.” – Mary Chapot|
An inviting sacred space. Thoughtful and inspiring Sunday worship. Beautiful and diverse music. High quality religious education for children and adults. A welcoming, caring community based on shared values. Opportunities to make friendships, to serve people in need, to work with local organizations on issues of social justice, to help build a better world.
How do you place a value on all of these things – and many more – that are offered to all by our congregation? Perhaps by thinking about what they mean to you, the difference they have made in your life, the lives of others, and the community. And then thinking about what, for you, would be a meaningful way to support them.
There are many varied reasons why people have found a spiritual home in our congregation. But no matter what first drew us here or how we have become involved, each of us is called upon to sustain our beloved congregation financially as generously as we can. By doing so we are ensuring that it will always be there for future seekers like ourselves to find, standing as a beacon for the values of our liberal tradition that can transform lives. And in the process we will discover giving as a spiritual practice that deepens our sense of commitment and belonging.
Our congregation receives no funding from outside sources. We are supported almost entirely by the pledges and donations of our members and friends.
All the things that enable us to carry out our mission – our worship services, our ministers, our staff, our building and facilities, our music, our religious education, and our many outreach programs – including our weekly Saturday morning breakfast for the homeless – all depend on our financial support.
Upon becoming a member of UUCSR, each of us is asked to make a significant financial commitment in the form of a sustaining pledge. To learn more, click on the links below.
Financial contributions to UUCSR are tax-deductible. UUCSR is a 501c3 organization. Our Tax ID number is 94-226-0393. Consult your tax professional for more details.