Each year in early spring, UUC holds its annual Stewardship pledge drive whereby members and friends are asked to make a monetary pledge to support the mission and vision of the congregation. UUC receives no outside funding and relies solely on the generosity of congregants for support.
Our Theme: Worship Beyond Walls: Connection, Community, and Service
We here at UUC are blessed with terrific programs and opportunities for all ages along with great staff and a beautiful building and grounds. We all know it takes substantial financial support just to maintain all of these, and it requires even more to expand and improve.
In 2021-22, our focus is on continuing to Worship Beyond Our Walls which we have had to adapt to and incorporate into our worship, meetings, and gatherings during the Covid epidemic to keep our community vibrant and to meet the needs of our congregation. We are making sure as many of our services and activities as possible are available to people who cannot come to the building, even when we are able to gather in person once again.
This year’s budget will continue to fund and grow our many different ministries and programs, as well as allowing us to welcome those living elsewhere or unable to travel.
This year’s Stewardship Pledge Drive runs March 14-April 11. “Early Bird” pledging began February 15.
For more details on this year’s Pledge Drive such as important dates, links to other additional documents, etc. click here.
How Do I Pledge?
This year we request that pledges be made online by clicking on the “Make a Pledge” link below. If you do not pledge during our stewardship drive, you can make a pledge at any time during the year.
How Much Should I Give?
How much one donates is a very personal decision. The Unitarian Universalist Association recommends a donation of from 2-5% of one’s adjusted annual income. If your circumstances make this unrealistic, consider making it a goal to work toward. In the end it is not so much about “raising money” as it is creating a community of generosity where lives are literally transformed, where children learn our values, where we each find support in all areas of our lives, and where our values spread out into the larger world of social service and social justice. Give as generously as you can, experience the sense of joy and well-being that comes from creating and participating in the abundance of UUC.
Pledge payments can be made via our secure Vanco online account, directly from your checking or savings accounts through your bank, or by personal check. Please have check written to “UUC” and mailed to our PO Box at:
PO Box 10116
Blacksburg, VA 24062-0116