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Church Finances

If youíd like to make a donation, pay your pledge, or place an order for an event or product, you can use our Vanco Services link. Vanco processes online payments for the church from your checking, savings or credit card account.

Sharing with the Community

Half of the Sunday offering is donated to an organization that works towards our vision of social justice. We also encourage volunteer support of these partner organizations. Details and contact information for shared offering partners is available in the monthly newsletter. The church also dedicates a portion of the annual budget to local, regional, national and international groups with whom we share common goals.

Sources of Financial Support

We derive most of our annual income from pledges of support made by members and friend of the church. The remainder of our annual funding comes from rental income, gifts, fundraising, and the Sunday morning offering. Additionally, bequests and gifts to our Endowment Fund are important for the long-term financial stability of the church. For more information about the Endowment Fund, email endowment@firstuu.org.

Fundraising Activities

Dinner Concerts: Several times a year local performers volunteer their time and talents for entertaining evenings of music and meals.

Randall's Grocery Stores: We participate in programs with Randallís grocery stores. Randallís donates a percentage of your purchases to the church. Visit the customer service desk to link your Randallís card to the church account, #1740. Each time you use your Randallís card thereafter, the church benefits. Pick up a participation form at our information table or download the PDF form.

Raffles: Twice yearly, big ticket items are offered as prizes, usually in conjunction with one of our concerts.

Fundraiser and Auction: In early November we host a fun filled evening auctioning off goods and services donated by members, friends and local businesses.

Sunday Morning Baked Good and Snacks: We offer a wide variety of baked goods, fresh fruit, snacks, and juice for sale in our large social hall.

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Updated: October 12, 2015