The people of First Universalist Church work to build a just, loving, and sustainable world. Our commitment to building a world that works for everyone extends to the way we manage and share our resources.
First Universalist Church donates more than $50,000 each year from our offering plate to community organizations. Because the Church’s operating budget is primarily supported through annual pledges from members and friends, First Universalist deepens its practice of investing in exceptional community-based work by giving away a significant portion of its Sunday offerings.
Nominating a Nonprofit Organization
The Community Investment Team coordinates First Universalist’s Offering Plate contributions to charitable organizations engaged in community-based work that share our values and live out our shared commitment to justice and equity. It reviews nominations received and recommends recipient organizations. The Community Investment Team accepts nominations on a rolling basis and reviews them regularly. Organizations generally fall into one or more of these categories: Faithful Action Partners and allies, organizations doing racial justice work, and organizations responding to a timely and critical problem.
If you know of an organization doing exceptional work we would love to hear from you. You can submit your nomination by completing our online form.
Click HERE to nominate an organization!
Electronic Giving Option: Square Cash
Don’t carry cash or checks? Or perhaps you can’t come to church but still want to make a contribution to a particular Sunday’s offering plate. You can now easily make a contribution to the Offering Plate right from the pew (or home) using your smart phone! Download the free Square Cash app (iPhone or Android) and set up your account – you’ll need your debit card and a $cashtag (user name).
Once your account is set up, simply:
- Enter the amount you want to donate
- Click “pay”
- In the $cashtag space, enter $FirstUniv
- In the For space, enter “offering plate”
- Click “pay”
Offering Plate donations are tax deductible, and gifts made through Square Cash are recorded in our database. You may also donate online at cash.me/$FirstUniv. Thank you for your generosity!