Ways to Give
First Unitarian gratefully accepts donations from anyone who wishes to contribute to the justice work we do, to help support our ongoing operation, or to maintaining the magnificent, historic Meeting House that has graced Providence for more than 200 years.
Most Sunday offering plate collections go toward First Unitarian programs and maintaining our buildings and grounds. However, once a month First Unitarian donates its non-pledge offering to a charitable cause, chosen by our Community Collections Committee.
Like many religious institutions, we ask our members to make an annual commitment of support to our operations and outreach efforts. Click on the Annual Pledge link in the menu on the left for more information about pledging and forms to make your pledge.
To make a one-time donation, a memorial gift, or a gift in honor of someone, you can simply write a check and mail it to the church: First Unitarian Church of Providence, One Benevolent Street, Providence, RI 02906. You can also click on the One-Time Donation link on the left menu to find a form to submit indicating your intentions and someone from the church will contact you.
Our congregation has a long tradition of planned giving. The first bequest to our congregation was made in 1803. Members and friends have been following in that tradition ever since. For over 200 years, these acts of giving have sustained and advanced the values, generosity, and reason that lie at the very core of our liberal faith.
We encourage all supporters to consider leaving a gift to the endowment in their will, thus automatically becoming a member of our Benevolent Society.
You can also give to First Unitarian through an IRA, annuity, life insurance policy, certificate of deposit, split interest asset, trust, or will. All gifts of any size are gratefully welcomed.