Our church functions soley on member support. We need your time and financial support to keep our church going and to serve the community.
We need you...
We are an active place which serve not only our members, but also our local community. To get the most out of membership, join one of our committees or fellowship groups. We need your ideas, comments and occasionally some labor to make our dreams a reality in our community.
The fact is money keeps our church open and our ability to serve our community in various ways. Making a pledge is very important not only in offering financial support, but it allows us to make budgets and plan more effectively. Please make and honor a monthly pledge.
Keep On Giving...
Ensuring the long term strength of our church is important! We love our church, and give to it in so many ways—financially, volunteering, baking goodies, serving on committees, cleaning up—the list goes on. But there’s one way to give that we don’t often think about—giving after we’re gone. Perhaps we don’t want to consider our own mortality, or it seems too hard to figure out. But it’s not that difficult. Here are two easy ways to do it.
1. Add the First Unitarian Church to your Will or Trust. Wills and Trusts need to be reviewed and updated periodically, why not now? While your attorney can advise you, language in our trust is “. . . to the First Unitarian Church, current Tax ID Number 94-6184441, a non-profit corporation, located at the time of the execution of this trust at 2737 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, CA 95204.” Note that the name is “First Unitarian Church”, which is our official name with the IRS.
2. Make the First Unitarian Church a beneficiary of an IRA, giving the same Information as above, especially the Tax ID. Since we are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, IRA money comes to us tax free, unlike other recipients who pay taxes on withdrawal. This can be done as simply as filling out a new beneficiary form.
If you decide to help First UU into the future, it would be great for the church to know about it!
If you have any financial questions, about pledging money or adding First Uniterian Church to your will or trust, please contact Sara Milnes or Mary Bullard of the Finance Committee.