"We receive these gifts gratefully, and we dedicate them to the work of our congregation: welcoming the stranger and upholding religious freedom; honoring human wholeness and caring for our planet. Together, we seek to serve with ever-greater love."
Here at UUFCO we often hear these words, spoken to celebrate the offertory gifts received during Sunday service.
UUFCO is supported by the generous donations of people like you. In early spring, we conduct a community-wide pledge drive, asking people to make a commitment to contribute some amount over the course of the coming year to keep our community, ministries and programs welcoming and vibrant. Giving guides are available in the spring for your consideration.
As you contribute consider the convenient options available:
Simply place cash or checks in the offering basket as it is passed during the offertory. Be sure to include your name and address on check or envelope in order to receive credit for tax purposes.
Mail your donation to the office at 61980 Skyline Ranch Road, OR 97703. Be sure to include your name and address on check or envelope so that donation credit may be provided for tax purposes. Please designate that this is a pledge payment or other contribution.
Online giving allows for a specific dollar amount to be automatically deducted from a checking or savings account or paid with a debit or credit card. You can set this up as a one-time or recurring gift. Online giving is not only easy, but safe and secure. See the Pledge & Give page and click on the "Donate Now" button. Be sure to fill out an annual pledge card each year to aid in our annual budgeting.
If you decide to make your contribution in stocks or mutual funds, you will receive a tax deduction for the fair market value of your securities at the time of donation, and you will pay no capital gains tax on the difference between your cost and the fair market value. Fill out the appropriate form, send a copy to your broker to authorize the transfer, and inform the Treasurer or bookkeeper about the transfer to enable sale on delivery and how you want the funds applied.
The congregation has established an Endowment Fund. You can continue to strengthen our financial foundation by designating UUFCO in your will. Please call the church office to set up an appointment to meet with a member of the Endowment Fund committee to discuss your intention to leave a financial legacy to your spiritual home.