One of the ways that we are called to grow is in our generosity. Generosity is a spiritual practice that helps us move from scarcity to abundance, from isolation to community, and helps us align our actions with our values.
As a church community, we regularly give away 60% of our weekly offering to organizations in our community that share our vision of love and justice for the world. Our First Universalist Foundation gives away tens of thousands of dollars each year to foster youth leadership and social change. Together, in January 2014, we gave over $115,000 to Habitat for Humanity to financially sponsor a home for a family in the Jordan neighborhood of Minneapolis. In 2015, we partnered with Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative to expand the ways we can give the gift of home and as a congregation, we raised $70,000 to support the work of Beacon. Generosity is a foundational spiritual practice for us as individuals and as an institution.
How do you live into your faith through generosity? How freely do we give of our time, our attention, our talent and our treasure? How might our giving reflect our deepest values? We hope you will join us in giving of your time, talent, and treasure to strengthen, sustain, and grow our vibrant faith community.
Every year, we pledge together to care for our church and its programs and renew our commitment to First Universalist and the work we do outside our church. Your financial gift is crucial to our success as a religious community. Learn more.
Making an Online Gift/Pledge Payment
Make pledge payments and manage your giving online through ACS, our online database system. For instructions on how to log in and set up an account, go to My First U. Questions? Contact Andrea Love at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Planned Giving Committee invites you to consider including a gift to the church as part of your estate planning. These gifts will help support the long-term financial stability of the church and ensure the preservation of our values for “times we shall never see.” Learn more.
First Universalist Church gives away a significant portion of Sunday offerings to organizations for community based work because we are committed to build a world that works for everyone. If you know of an organization doing exceptional work, we would love to hear from you. You can submit your nomination by completing the following form.
First Universalist Foundation
First Universalist Foundation – legacy of the Unity Settlement House – acts as a catalyst for social change by promoting and supporting the development of emerging leaders among youth, young adults, and disenfranchised communities through monetary grants to and partnerships with nonprofits working in those communities. Learn more.
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