SOME OF OUR FUNDRAISERS...
Book for a Buck - ongoing...
Books on bookshelf in hallway are for sale - $1 ea
Fair Trade Coffee, Tea, Chocolate Fundraiser -
(UUSC Coffee Project)
Purchase in church sanctuary
Equal Exchange provides us with high quality products supporting small-scale farmers & democratically-run cooperatives, sustainable farming practices, & UUSC programs such as the Small Farmer Fund.
Bulbs/Plants Sale - Fall...
Plant in the Fall and have flowers this coming Spring! 50% of the price of each of the packages will go to the church. Share this opportunity to get quality bulbs & plants with your friends.
Annual Rummage Sale
- annually in June...
Always a great success & an amazing recycling effort!
Used Book Sale - biennial...
Thanks to all who donate books, make purchases & help out!
Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) www.uua.org
We open our Annual Stewardship Pledge season each March... During a March Sunday Service we celebrate the true meaning of why we come to church & why so many of us are socially & environmentally conscientious.
We strive to pledge--not only our financial support-- but time, energy, experience & our creative gifts.
We graciously thank you for your past generosity! Contemplate your current budget & begin to envision your yearly Fiscal & Personal Energy (FPE) pledge, so we may have a balanced budget & lots of wonderful events to share in the future!
Virtually all our operating funds come from the financial support of our current members & active friends! Contemplate the Unitarian Universalist Church of Utica & its importance in your life and in the lives of all who are a part of this wonderful community. Choose a pledge amount which will make you feel really good about what you give.
What we give with open hearts & generous spirits always comes back to us in a variety of wonderful ways...
We graciously encourage all current members & active friends to pledge for the upcoming year.
Please make sure your pledge amount is comfortable for your budget.
Heartfelt thanks for your generosity & support
Payments can be made however is most convenient:
Weekly, biweekly, monthly, quarterly, or as one advanced payment
Make checks payable to “Unitarian Universalist Church of Utica”.
Please write “pledge” & current year in memo area of check.
Please present cash donations in person at church.
BRING pledges to Sunday Service...
or MAIL TO:
Unitarian Universalist Church of Utica
10 Higby Road
Utica, New York 13501
Attention: Financial Secretary
Consider Becoming a Member
Newcomer's OrientationConsidering joining? Want to learn more?...
Watch Newsletter for next offering
This website's What is UU? page
Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA): www.uua.org
St. Lawrence District of the UUA: www.sld.uua.org
Becoming a member means you align yourself with the Unitarian Universalist principles, you respect religious freedom & tolerance, & you are willing to find your own way to religious truth for yourself in a supportive community. If you have been visiting us for a while, and want to become more involved with this congregation, you may sign the Membership Book.
The difference between a member and a friend is members have signed the Membership Book, have made a financial pledge, & are committed to active participation in the church. You may already be active with us, but if you haven’t signed the Membership Book, we consider you a “friend.”
All people in the congregation are valued and important, regardless of membership or pledge status. We thank you kindly for your interest & participation!
Benefits of joining the church as a member:
You are able to vote at congregational meetings,
You receive the award-winning magazine, UU World, published quarterly;
You share an institutional commitment with a group of people who care about equality, justice & religious freedom; and
Members are not expected to pay for rites of passage performed by Minister.
We are a self-supporting organization as we do not receive any funds from outside sources. Pledges to support the annual operating budget of the church are solicited once a year & as new members join. Pledges are necessary so the Finance Committee & Trustees are able to develop an operating budget for the following fiscal year (July 1-June 30). At the Annual Meeting, held on a Sunday in June, members & friends review the budget, & members vote on whether or not to pass that budget. All friends & members are encouraged to attend congregational meetings.
We encourage each household to pledge an annual contribution amount demonstrating their commitment to the church & Unitarian Universalism as a whole.
For more info you can contact the Minister
... We graciously thank you for your consideration & participation ...