“It’s a Wonderful Church”
2024-2025 Annual Stewardship Pledge Drive
(July 2024 – June 2025)

At UUCW, we are dedicated to developing a sustainable operating budget. As we aspire to balance our income and expenses, we invite you to pause and consider what your life and our community would be like without UUCW, and to support its future with your contribution to the UUCW 2024 – 2025 pledge drive.   

Your pledge maintains our place of worship, ensures that our staff is fairly compensated, and supports the strength and longevity of our church programs. Your contribution also serves the larger community through outreach programs.

Turn your pledge in by March 24, 2024.  We are asking all of our beloved community to join us! Even if you cannot make a financial contribution this year, please fill out the form and support our mission and our future

UUCW is a place to be yourself, to share your strengths and discover new possibilities, a place to find friends and a sense of belonging. It is a place to share your story. It is also a place very much in need of financial support. It costs money to maintain our beloved community. Last year, our goal was $211,000 combined pledges and 401k QCD’s, and we achieved that target. Given our financial circumstances, our need this year is $226,000, a 7% increase. This would allow us to live more sustainably by reducing our withdrawal from our endowment.

Given inflation and our desire to reduce UUCW’s dependence on investments, we invite you to increase if you can (ideally 7% or more), but to give an amount you feel good about. To guide your consideration, here are the annual pledges received for our current church year:

34 Helpful Pledges ($20 – $999)
36 Sustaining Pledges ($1,000 – $3,599)
9 Growth Pledges ($3,600 – $5,999)
10 Visionary Pledges ($6,000 – $15,000)

At UUCW, we aspire to build a community that unites all people. Please give what you can to support this congregation and the wider world.


Moira Rouse and David Schowalter
UUCW Stewardship Team

Stewardship Drive Q & As

What is a pledge?

A pledge is a promise to make a contribution to the church. The total amount pledged by everyone is used by the Church leaders to plan the programs and set a budget for the next fiscal year.

Who should pledge?

Our goal is to obtain a pledge from 100% of the members and active nonmembers of the congregation. This goal is based on fundamental fairness. We are a community of people with a vision. We understand we cannot achieve our vision alone. We rely on each other.

How much should I pledge?

We understand everyone’s financial means are different. In order to successfully pursue our vision, we would like first-time pledgers to consider pledging 2% of their adjusted gross income.

Why do we need your pledge?

Our staff salary levels continue to be below Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Guidelines. We did not make our fair contribution to the UUA and the District last year and we continue to struggle to fund our basic programs. We hope to prevent this from happening again by making people aware that we need pledges from everyone.

To make a payment toward your FY2024 Pledge (July 2023 – June 2024) CLICK HERE. Remember to select the “Pledges for FY2024” in the Fund drop-down menu. Thank you!