Giving at First Unitarian
Putting Our Faith Into Action
Giving is an essential part of our Unitarian Universalist community. It is an opportunity for us to live out our Unitarian Universalist values as well as the commitment to grow and support the world in justice, love, and peace.
We have several ways to give here at First Unitarian Society of Denver, including to our General Fund, the Black Reparations Fund, and the Giving in Action program. As our community continues to grow and give, we know that we are living out our Unitarian Universalist beliefs for a more equitable, compassionate, and just world.
First Unitarian's operating expenses and maintenance for all areas of the church are supported by our General Fund. This also includes Church Staff, Spiritual Programming, and Social Justice efforts.
Our congregation at First Unitarian is addressing our white supremacy culture and taking committed action to healing the deep wounds of racism of our nation and city through the Black Reparations Fund.
First Unitarian uses Breeze for church engagement, membership, and giving. This management system streamlines the process for you to support us while keeping your giving history and ability secure.
GIVING IN ACTION
Two times a month First Unitarian dedicates our Sunday offering to organizations and causes happening outside of our sanctuary. This is our commitment to put our faith into action.
Our Commitment to Black Reparations
The Black Reparations fund
After years of education, reflection, and discussion, First Unitarian is now prepared to undertake a congregation-wide venture in anti-racism: The First Unitarian Society of Denver Black Reparations Fund.
This fund is an important opportunity to begin addressing white supremacy culture, together – in accordance with our congregational covenant – and begin healing the deep wounds of racism that have afflicted our nation and our city, historically and currently.
Ways to Make Your Contribution to First Unitarian
Give a one-time donation through our giving platform, Breeze.
Text (720) 343-7384 with your donation amount (ex. 25).
Write a check to First Unitarian Society of Denver 1400 Lafayette St. Denver, CO 80218
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Breeze and how do I login?
Breeze is our church management system for attendees, members, and volunteers to plug in with our community. Through Breeze, you can manage your church engagement, membership, volunteer and event registration, and giving.
To log-in to your Breeze account, simply click here or click the button below.
To create a Breeze account, click here or click the button below.
If you experience any issues logging in to your Breeze account or unsure of whether you have an account already, please reach out to Rhonda Williamson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Breeze also as a mobile app for download, both for Apple iOS and Android devices. Please click the button below to be taken to the appropriate device download store. For instructions on how to download either app, click here.
How much should I pledge?
Over eighty percent of our annual operating budget comes from congregational contributions. We literally cannot do the work of this church without the generosity of members and friends. We invite you to give at a level that feels right for you -- there is no mandatory percentage or base amount.
If you would like some guidance, you may refer to the Unitarian Universalist Association's Fair Share Giving Guide. Generosity is not measured by the size of your gift but by the intention behind it. We strive for 100% participation by our congregation. A gift of any amount is welcomed and appreciated.
Can I set up a recurring contribution?
Absolutely! The best way to setup a recurring contribution is through Breeze, our church management system. To setup a recurring contribution, simply click here to complete the form or click the button below.
For other recurring options or help setting up a recurring contribution, contact Jason Marsden via email at email@example.com
What other ways can I give?
Leave a Memorial Gift:
- Honor a lifetime of activism, showing up for what you believe in and consider what our congregation provides you, your family, and our community. We're grateful for your generosity and commitment to our vision for a loving, more just world.
Donate to Our Auction:
- Our annual auction is one of our largest fundraisers. It's a fun time for our members to come together and support our many church activities as well as programs. To get involved, you can donate an item to be auctioned or volunteer to host a fundraising dinner.
Donate Your Car:
- We partner with v-Dac (Vehicle to Any Charity). You can call Toll-Free 877-999-8322 to speak to a FUSD Vehicle Donation Representative. Our Representative will schedule a pickup that's convenient for you, and provide you with confirmation of your donation.
To make a donation in one of these ways, please contact Jason Marsden, our Stewardship Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Rhonda Williamson, our Congregational Administrator, at email@example.com
Does first unitarian participate in the king sooper's community grocery card program?
Yes, we do! This method is one of the easiest ways to support our organization. If you shop at a participating grocer, every purchase you make raises funds for our congregation. For every $100 you spend on groceries or gas, for instance, FUSD receives up to $5 directly from the store. And it doesn’t cost you anymore for your purchases. It is a win-win. This adds up quickly. In fact, we receive approximately $10,000 per year toward our budget. If everyone used the cards regularly, we could double the amount we received last year.
Connect your King Soopers Rewards card to First Unitarian and every purchase supports the church! Call 800-677-KING or enroll at www.kingsoopers.com/communityrewards. You're also welcome to buy gift cards that benefit our church. Pre-loaded cards are available to buy each Sunday during coffee hour.
Helpful Donation Forms
Helpful Donation Forms
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