Help us “Close the Gap”! On Sunday, Feb. 18, the offering we collect will be special – instead of the majority going to a community organization, 100% of the offering will be used to help First Universalist Church close our budget gap. It’s completely normal to experience a slight decrease in annual giving the year following a capital campaign. However, the shortfall in this year’s annual budget is larger than anticipated.
After trimming department budgets (without yet making major cuts), we’re still short by at least $30,000. Our next step is to ask: can you make an additional, one-time gift to help us close the gap? Could you stretch your generosity on Sunday the 18th by making a larger contribution than usual when we pass the plate?
Because closing this gap is so important, a generous donor has stepped forward to offer a matching gift of $20,000! This means that each gift we receive toward this special offering will be matched dollar for dollar, up to the matching gift amount of $20,000.
Your gift—of $25, $100, $250, whatever you can give—along with the gifts of fellow congregants—amplified by this generous matching grant, will help us “close the gap” and ensure that we can end the year without a deficit.
Use the online form below to make your gift, OR use our new Text to Give feature!
To use Text to Give, use your smartphone to text “firstuniv” (no quotes) to the number 73256. You’ll receive a link to a secure form where you can enter your information. Thank you for your generosity!