Help our church thrive in the years and decades ahead by contributing to the operating fund, the capital campaign, or one of the restricted giving funds. First UU pays dues to the national Unitarian Universalist Association and Mid America Region offices. We also pay for newsletter printing and mailing costs, maintaining and updating our website, computers, and software, heating, cooling, repairs and maintenance, landscape development and management, snow and grass removal, providing Sunday coffee, paying staff salaries and volunteer expenses, and more.
We pay approximately $85 annually in national and regional dues for each member of First UU. As a member, your financial pledge can cover, at minimum, this cost. If you can afford to pledge more, we will apply it to our other expenses with gratitude and joy. (Our guidelines suggest a goal of 4 percent of income.)
Donations are tax deductible. A transaction fee will be subtracted from your donation so please add 3% to cover the fee. You will be taken to PayPal to finish the donation process but you do not need to have a PayPal account to use this service.
Shop Online with Amazon and Support First UU!
Every time you shop at Amazon from First UU you make money for the church! Just type whatever you are looking for in the Amazon box below or click on this link.
Earn Money for First UU at Dillons
Every time you use your existing Dillons Plus Shopper’s Card, you can earn money for First UU Church. To get started, create an account that ties into your Plus card by going to www.dillons.com/communityrewards. Fill in your information. Towards the end of the short process under Community Rewards select “First Unitarian Universalist Church” (no. 10162). That’s it – your registration will last for the rest of the calendar year. Or contact the church office at 684-3481 and have Anita Culp register your card.
Tax-Smart Giving from Your IRA
Still need to take your required minimum distribution (RMD) from your IRA? Starting at age 70.5, you can direct a qualified distribution to a public charity like First UU to satisfy your RMD—and this transfer will not increase your taxable income. By minimizing your total taxable income, you might pay less income tax than if you took a distribution first and then sent the same amount to a charity. If you don’t itemize, you can still take advantage of this law. Making a qualified charitable distribution eliminates the need for taking a charitable deduction, so you don’t have to itemize on your tax return to recognize a tax savings.