To donate to the UUSA….
To members and friends,
This congregation is sustained by the free support of its people. Your presence and participation in this community makes us all stronger. Since 1887, we have been a community of free faith, where all can seek truth and meaning and share life together. Today, we carry on that legacy with our Sunday services, our advocacy for the earth, support for social justice, our community breakfast, and our caring connections.
This beautiful community is made possible by the contributions of members and friends, and there are many ways that you can contribute to UUSA described below. We accept donations via check, credit card, bank draft, or online via Breeze. Go to “How to Donate to the UUSA” below for directions.
Pledging to the UUSA
Our pledge campaign enables us to fund next year’s budget. Sustaining our community requires funding our staff and building maintenance, as well as our affiliation with the Unitarian Universalist Association. This enables us to support our worship and community support services, and robust programs for religious education, social action, pastoral care and much more.
New to the idea of ‘pledging’? – you can read more about it here.
We appreciate the money you place in the basket during the weekly offering, but when you pledge your intention for giving over the coming year, we can plan for a wonderful year together
Ideally, pledge payments are made in equal payments across the year. The easiest way to do this is via Auto-Bill Pay, a service your bank offers free of charge (via online banking or by calling your bank). To learn more about this, click here.
Dedicated Offerings to Local Charities
Every month during the church year, we select a local community charity that needs additional support for the great work that they do. Our Dedicated Offering Team takes great care to pick organizations that align with our mission and values, and ones that will benefit by creating stronger community ties.
UPDATE: Beginning in September 2021, each month will be devoted to a new DO recipient whose representative will speak on the first Sunday. We will no longer hold a separate offering for the DO recipient but will split every Sunday’s offering plate 50/50 with the recipient organization. The offering plate includes all cash and undesignated checks that are donated on any given Sunday (in person or through the mail or online via Breeze). This move symbolizes the solidarity we feel with the organizations we choose to support, and it also gives us all more opportunities to contribute.
Securing the future health of the UUSA community requires that we build a strong endowment to cover unexpected expenses and to weather budget shortfalls. From time to time, capital campaigns are also conducted for specific investments, such as the recent installation of our solar system, building insulation retrofits and organ preservation. For these needs, we accept contributions of money, financial assets, as well as property.
To make contributions to our endowment, please see our Gift Acceptance Policy and contact our office to discuss how to make your donation.
Legacy gifts are a perfect way to provide for UUSA’s future while making sound financial plans for yourself and your family. They ensure that our wonderful congregation will be vibrant for generations to come. Legacy gifts, sometimes called “planned gifts”, can have a tremendous impact on UUSA’s long-term financial strength. Gifts of all sizes are important and appreciated. Anyone can be a legacy giver.
For further information, contact the Stewardship Committee for more details, and read our Gift Acceptance Policy.
How to Donate to the UUSA
You can donate to the UUSA via check, credit card, bank draft, or online via Breeze. Since a fee is associated with online giving, our preferred method of payment — especially for the payment of pledges — is by check, either a personal or bank check, mailed to the address listed below.
All donations are tax-deductible.
Please mail your check (payable to UUSA) to:
PO Box 502
Amherst MA 01004-0502
We will never share your contact information with any other organizations without your consent.