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MDUUC is grateful for your financial pledge!
This is a difficult time in so many ways. We understand that not everyone can give financially. And we ask that those who can, please consider what is possible and give generously to support MDUUC’s worship life, spiritual support and pastoral care, community-building, and educational programs, as well as our social justice efforts in the community and the world at large.
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FAQs About Pledging And MDUUC
What is a PLEDGE of Support? A pledge states an intention to give. In filling out a pledge card, an individual or a household indicates the amount of financial support they anticipate giving Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church over the next year.
What Pledge Amount is Appropriate? Each of us must determine this for ourselves. Our Unitarian Universalist Association has suggested that we think in terms of a “fair share” pledge which is 5% or more of one’s income. Pledges vary from a few dollars a month to five-digit annual pledges. What is most important is that each person who cares about this community pledges their support.
Why Are Pledges Important? Unlike other nonprofits and other religious denominations, MDUUC truly depends on member/friend contributions, since more than 75 percent of our budget comes from the contributions of its members and friends. These contributions allow our worship services, programs, and all of what we do here together – theyare what pay salaries, maintain our buildings, offer our worship and programs – to do all of what we do here together. Pledges also allow us to plan and set a budget for approval by members at the annual June congregational meeting.
Is a Pledge An Obligation? A pledge is a statement of intention. We realize that circumstances can change and when they do, members and friends let us know.
Why Do Members Pledge? When people become members, they are saying they have a stake in the future of this congregation and that they want to support the congregation as they are able, through their financial pledges as well as their time and talent.
What If I Really Can’t Afford to Pledge? If you are in hard circumstances, please fill out a pledge card and put –O– in the amount which lets us know what we can expect and helps with our planning.
Do Only Members Pledge? NO! We are very grateful to our many dedicated friends who pledge.