Pledge – FY2019-20

Pledge – FY2019-20

Your Treasure Working Towards a Bold Future.

Invest In

  • Our identity and belonging
  • Our children and the future
  • The community we envision
  • A clearer voice
  • Our dreams for a better world
    • Locally
    • Regionally
    • Globally

Act On

  • Pledging online now (just scroll down!)
  • Pledging early
  • Donating Fair Share 
  • Pledge for the first time or jump your decile
  • Do it today!

These all give you chances to win the incentive raffle!

We can only do it if every member makes a pledge of financial support.


Attend a “Pledging Party” 

Over the next few weeks, your fellow UUCC members will be hosting a variety of events designed to allow you to have fun in community and make a pledge.  You can sign up for a Pledging Party here.


First, remember.

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Remember an uplifting or infuriating sermon. Remember Michael Adcock playing beautifully and the choir’s soaring voices. Remember the children skipping out of the sanctuary after the Time for All Ages. Remember the amazement and joy on the faces of people of color driving by our Black Lives Matter vigil. Remember being touched by a youth service.  Remember the gratitude on the faces of our guests at the Warm Welcome Shelter.  These, and many more programs, are the core of UUCC and why we are members of this community.

Second, review.

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Review the draft budget, which has broader categories that are better-aligned with the difference we want to make in the world and is informed by UUCC’s Spirit Map that was conducted in fall 2018. We aim to raise $784,000 in pledges – an increase of 5% over last year.  If we are able to raise more than that – a pledge increase between 5% and 10% – we aim to increase staff salaries to be more consistent with fair compensation guidelines, increase our UUA assessment to get closer to a fair share contribution, and fund our congregational programs more robustly. (Click here to read more about how we arrived at this budget and a new staffing proposal, and here to view a pie chart of UUCC’s spending.)

Third, consider.

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Consider making a Fair Share pledge. The Fair Share Giving Guide suggests a pledge based on each household’s personal financial situation and the level of engagement in the life of our congregation. If you are already making a Fair Share pledge, consider increasing your percentage to become a Visionary or Transformer.

Fourth, pledge.

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Please make your confidential pledge here:
(if you want to make a pledge for the current fiscal year that ends June 30, 2019,
please click here)

  • Congregational Goal is $784,000 - we can do this!
    Please indicate if you are making a fair share pledge based on the giving guide. There's a thank-you party to be planned!

Thank you for your continued support of UUCC and the presence of Liberal Religion in Howard County, in Maryland, and in the US. icon-fire