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Year Three of our RACE TO 300

Pledge Form for Church Year from July 2016 - June 2017

We continue with our seven-year initiative that honors the Congregation's 300th anniversary approaching in 2020. The Race to 300 aims to set modest annual goals to gradually eliminate our dependency on the Property Fund Endowment for our annual operating costs. In doing so, these funds can be reserved for needed capital improvements. We have been successful in meeting these incremental goals so far, and look forward to another successful year in 2017 together. Read more about the Race to 300 here.

Your financial commitment allows First Unitarian to budget its operating expenses and continue our work for social justice, fellowship and spiritual growth. We are the stewards of the church for the next generations - just as those past kept it financially healthy for us!

This year, we ask you to take part in Building for our Future Ministry and consider:

  • registering a pledge so the church can budget with confidence
  • increasing your household's pledge amount to at least $5 per week (that's $250 annually)
  • or,
  • increasing your annual pledge by 5%. Please see this guide for help calculating that amount.

Your pledge will become part of the operating budget for the full church year (July 2016 to June 2017).
Pledges of support can be paid in a one-time sum, or over the course of the year as you choose -
including by cash in the weekly offering at service. Ask a Greeter or Usher at service how to register your offering.

Many households pay towards their commitments incrementally, by setting up an automatic monthly payment through their bank accounts. See the Automatic Giving item in our Pledging FAQ for more information on how your household can set up small, recurring payments online or at your local bank branch,

For the church year beginning July 1, 2016, please record my/our commitment to the First Unitarian Church of Providence in the amount of

If you are adding to a pledge which you previously made for the 2016-2017 church year, please indicate this in the "Additional notes or comments" field below.
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Payment options:

I/we plan to pay by
(please check one):              
I/we plan to make payments:
check payable to First Unitarian Church of Providence
cash monthly  
  yearly (month: )
Additional notes or comments:

If this is your first time and you're unsure about how much to pledge, consider using the Unitarian Universalist Association's Fair Share Guide to Giving, or request a conversation with one of our Visiting Stewards. Visiting Stewards recognize that people have varying capacities to give based on their resources and other financial responsibilities, and are available to help your household with practical advice. To schedule a visit, or if you have any questions, please contact the Annual Budget Drive team members Anne Connor ( or Emily Bruce (