Stewardship

We’re Still Here.

Our community still needs our support.

Your Chance to Get a Piece of UUCM History: Capital Campaign 2022-23

The next time you come to the Congregation, look up! We have a new roof. Our old slate roof, installed after the 1918 fire, finally wore out and had to be replaced and we did it this past summer. It was a major undertaking which required us to empty most of our Capital Fund. To be ready for future emergency repairs, such as the likely need to replace the Air Conditioning in the Sanctuary and probably other unforeseen things, we are going to need to replenish that Capital Fund.

So we are asking each of you to make a donation to celebrate our Congregation’s 125 years. When you do so, you will receive a piece of UUCM history—a piece of slate from our old roof! These rewards come at three levels:

  • Anyone who donates $25 or more will receive a piece of slate roofing. It could be a simple decorative item or you could use it as a cheese board!
  • Anyone who donates $200 or more will receive a piece of slate roofing that has been silk screened with a design that marks our 125th anniversary.
  • And anyone who is able to donate $1000 or more will receive a piece of slate roofing that has been hand-painted by a member of the Art & Soul covenant group. These hand-painted slates are limited in quantity and early donors will have the widest selection.

To make a donation, you can come to the Welcome Fest any of the next three weekends and make your donation at our Slate Fundraiser table and select your reward. Or you can make a donation online. You can then pick up your appropriate piece of slate on a future Sunday. If it is not possible for you to come to the Congregation, we will try our best to get your reward to you.

Ways to Give

There are many ways to provide financial support for Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair. You can give at any time using our online form.

Consider other ways to ensure our bright future:

Pledging, or promising financial support, is a common Unitarian Universalist practice. Pledging is the primary way we plan for and fund our ministries. Your pledge ensures our ministers are inspiring on Sundays and that our music program continues to blossom. Pledges support family ministries, unclog the toilets, and support our social justice initiatives.

We’ve set a goal of $550,000 for the annual 2020-21 Pledge Drive. You can manage your pledge online using Realm.

AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is available at smile.amazon.com on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for iOS and Android phones. When you shop at AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added benefit that AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to UUCM.

Wills and other estate planning documents provide an ideal opportunity to make a statement of faith and to give resources that will support our Congregation for years to come. Wills and other forms of legacy giving are essential components of estate planning – the process of managing your accumulated assets and determining what legacy you will leave through them, including your legacy of justice.

Stewardship is the practice of paying for today and building for tomorrow. One of the deepest spiritual practices for us at UUCM is the giving of time, talent, and treasure.

Every month we choose to dedicate 20% of our Sunday collection to a worthy organization to support its activities.