There are two primary ways to financially support First U.  You can make an annual pledge, or give one-time donation.

You make an annual commitment by pledging a specific amount of financial support for the church’s fiscal year. Your annual commitment is extremely important because the money pledged is used to build the church budget, which supports almost everything the church does.

You can make your annual commitment in several ways:

Click here to access the 2024-2025 online pledge form.

Alternatively, you can complete a paper pledge card and return it to the church office in person or by postal mail. You should have received a paper pledge card in the mail, if not, please stop by the office!

Finally, you can call the church office at 401-421-7970, or email your pledge information to the church office at

If you need more instructions, please go here:`content/uploads/2022/03/instructions_for_online_pledging.pdf


Make a one-time donation

A donation is a one-time gift of any size. You can designate your donation for general use or a special purpose. Making a donation to the First Unitarian does not obligate you to an annual commitment. 

To make a donation online, go to


Now you can Text to Give!

Text “FIRSTUPROV” to 73256 to give using your mobile device. This number will never send unsolicited texts to you. To cancel further messages, text STOP. If you need assistance with text giving, text HELP. Standard text message and data rates may apply.


Frequently Asked Pledging Questions

How much should my household pledge?

When do I have to pay my pledge?

How can I pay my pledge?

How do I pay my pledge online?

How can I set up automatic payments through my bank?

What does my pledge pay for?

What happens if my household cannot fulfill its annual pledge?

Can I speak with someone more about pledging?