About Financial Support
FUNDRAISING EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES. See Meetings for specific notices of events and activities.
OVERVIEW OF FINANCIAL STRUCTURE
Financial resources for the activities and work of UUCC come from a variety of sources, especially through Pledges, Fundraising, and Special Funds.
Pledging The greatest portion of the cost is covered by our Sunday offerings and annual pledges towards the program budget. Members and friends make an annual pledge as part of membership and commitment at UUCC. We pledge based on the fiscal year from July 1 - June 30. The pledge campaign begins in the spring for the coming year, so while many of us are still making contributions on the current year, we are asked to forecast our pledge for the next year. We need this data to plan the Program Budget for the coming year.
Pledge payments can be mailed or placed in the offering plate during Sunday service. You can schedule payments over the year. Cash should never be mailed, but it should be put in an envelope clearly marked with PLEDGE and your full name before you place it in the offering plate. When using a check, note PLEDGE under Memo on the check.
The expenses of the congregation are year-round. We can make ensure that our pledges are paid throughout the year.
Specific Funds: We have several investment accounts at UUCC. The Endowment Account is invested for a consistent annual distribution to be used for church operating expenses and long-term appreciation. The Future Facilities Account developed in the early 1990’s related to property as the two previous congregations consolidated to form UUCC, and provides some funding for the ongoing work of the Buildings and Grounds Committee.
Fundraising Activities. The number of people who are volunteering for fundraising and the variety of such events continues to increase. Getting involved in one of the many fundraising projects at UUCC is a great way to get to know the members of the congregation. With the variety of monthly projects there is sure to be something you will enjoy participating in. Examples of likely events are Concerts and Movies, Dessert Theaters, Auctions and (Hannah's Boutique, Inside/Outside Yard Sales), Craft Fairs, various Dinners, Annual Pie Sales. Ongoing Fundraisers are the publication of The Fellowship of Food, our UUCC cookbook; Hannaford Gift Cards and Hannaford Clynk Bags for bottle return.
In 2011, UUCC adopted a practice of using 10% of Fundraising income to help support the programs and work of the Social Justice Committee. This money directly benefits local justice initiatives.
Planned Giving. Consider UUCC in wills and Planned Giving arrangements. This helps to ensure the presence of Unitarian Universalism in Augusta.
The Hannaford Gift Card program, a great way to support the church while feeding your family. The cards are sold in assorted denominations and can be purchased during Fellowship Hour. The gift cards can be used in any Hannaford store to pay for your purchases and the church receives a 5% bonus from Hannaford.
Hannaford Clynk Bags for returning bottles. The specially coded green bags are in the Vestry. Take the full bags to Hannaford bottle return, and the amount will be sent to UUCC.
NOW! DINNER FOR TWO ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD! The Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Augusta (UUCC) will conduct the 2018 “Dinner Anywhere in the World” Raffle drawing at UUCC on Tuesday, January 1, 2019, at noon. We will notify the person who purchased the selected raffle ticket (the “Winner”) by phone and/or email, as provided on the winning ticket stub, on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.
Concert Series 2018-2019. The remaining concert of the series of three, in the sanctuary, is:
Saturday, March 16, 2019 (inclement weather date: March 23), 4pm James Johnson and Friends and the Erskine Academy Jazz Combo
Brochure for the entire series is in the Vestibule.