Donating 1/2 the Sunday Collection Plate!

Beginning in April of 2015, UUC joined many other UU congregations across the country in giving ½ the basket offering away every single Sunday morning. Half the plate away is an opportunity to practice generosity as a community on a consistent basis. It’s a spiritual practice in generosity, an opportunity to “live our values” and “walk our talk” as a congregation exploring what it means to live generous lives of care, and hope! Doing this together each Sunday is one powerful, visible, and important way we can make a difference in local, national and international communities. Pennies, nickels, dimes and dollars can add up to do a lot of good when we each give a bit… and do this together every Sunday! 2017 recipients for each month and amount donated are listed below.


2017 1/2-plate Recipients:  

January 1: Salvation Army of NRV, $131

January 8: Service canceled due to snow.

January 15: Final Exit Network, $385

January 22: Blacksburg Refugee Partnership, $278

January 29: YMCA at VT, $239

February 5: First UU Richmond Anti-Racism Program, $233

February 12: NR Community Action RE-housing Program, $244

February 19: UUC's Partner Church in Hungary to help purchase minibus, $349

February 26: Ronald McDonald House Charities of SWVA, $466 which includes $226 raised by Dumbledore’s Army from soup mix sales. 

March 5: NAACP Samuel L. Clark Scholarship Fund, $211

March 12: UU-Sponsored Welcome Table Community Center, OK (damaged in fire), $200

March 19: Cluster-sponsored Showing Up: A Racial Justice Conference, $205

March 26: Special Olympics/NRV, $206 

 April 2: Humane Society of Montgomery County, $224

April 9: Interfaith Food Pantry, $362

April 16: Humane Society of Montgomery County, $274

April 23: MHJM/Touched with Fire, $384

April 30: Blacksburg Volunteer Fire Dept., $267

May 7: Bending the Arc of Justice, $292

May 14: VA CARES FAST (housing for ex-prisoners), $233

May 21: Blacksburg Refugee Partnership, $134

May 28: UU Church of Spartanburg, SC (Chalice Lighters), $130

June 4: Head Start, $223

June 11: Feeding America SWVA, $214

June 18: National Center for Fathering, $128

June 25: Preserve Montgomery Co VA, $148

July 2: Micah's Backpack (purchasing peanut butter), $141

July 9: NRV Agency on Aging, $170

July 16: United Way "Stuff the Bus" Campaign, $181

July 23: Women's Resource Center, $261

July 30: Radford-Fairlawn Daily Bread, $109

August 6: Church of the Larger Fellowship, $260

August 13: Southern Poverty Law Center, $346

August 20: Black Lives of UUism, $288

August 27: UUSC's Emergency Humanitarian Crisis Fund, $188

September 3: Houston Coalition for the Homeless, $341

September 10: UUA/UUSC Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund, $574

September 17: Alzheimer's Assn., $223

September 24: UUA Hurricane Irma Recovery Fund, $348

October 1: VA Interfaith Power & Light, $132

October 8: Hurricane Maria Fund/Puerto Rico, $389

October 15: Interfaith Food Pantry, $242

October 22: Christiansburg Institute, $236

October 29: Interfaith Food Pantry, $757 plus $2330 worth of food items collected by RE

November 5: Plenty!, $235

November 12: Montgomery County Christmas Store, $353

November 19: Lifestraw Safe Water Fund, $155

November 26: (Radford) Bobcat's Backpack Program, $158






Learn more about past Fourth Sunday recipients.