Pledging is not required for membership in our congregation. We are very grateful for the financial contributions of our members and friends. Our budget is fully funded by gifts from our members. We send a per member fee to our Unitarian Universalist Association each year to support the programs of the larger denomination. We are a “fair share” congregation, meaning that we pay the full amount asked per member to the UUA. In addition to supporting larger Unitarian Universalism, this helps us to be eligible for services like the “first time homebuyer grant” that helped us to purchase our church home. To learn more about how the finances of UUMSB work, or to talk with someone on the Stewardship Committee about your pledge, please be in touch.
We are also very grateful for all the members and friends in our community to give of themselves through donations of time and money to partner organizations throughout the year, those who serve on committees of the congregation, and who show up to help rake leaves, dust pews, and paint shingles throughout the year to maintain our building. If you are interested in being more involved in the congregation, talk with anyone on the membership committee, the leadership development committee, or our minister and they can help you find the right place to bring your talents.