Why We Give

Perhaps it boils down to our desire to be part of something greater than ourselves, to make a positive difference in the world.

At Second Unitarian Church our mission is to be authentic, compassionate, and transformative in our lives, in our faith, and in the world. This community encourages us to live with integrity, to nurture one another, and to change the world through acts of love and justice.

Supporting Second Unitarian helps us focus beyond our personal boundaries to become part of a greater good. By deepening our generosity through gifts of time, talent and treasure, we experience greater joy and meaning in our lives.

The Many Forms of Generosity at 2U

Opportunities to give at Second Unitarian take on several different forms of generosity.

Share Your Time and Talent

We ask that you share your time and talent. Brew a pot of coffee for Sunday morning fellowship. Spruce up the church during spring cleaning. Provide a meal to a family in need. Or sing in the choir during Sunday morning worship. More

Share the Plate

One way we serve our community is to share half our offering each Sunday with a social justice agency. More

Make an Annual Financial Pledge

Each year during our spring pledge drive, we ask our members to make a financial pledge. Each member household determines the amount they wish to commit. They then fulfill their pledge throughout the upcoming church year. More

Arrange Planned Giving

You can leave a lasting legacy by including a gift to Second Unitarian as part of your will or estate planning. Your planned gift may be directed to Second Unitarian in general, or you may direct it toward our Endowment Fund. More

Donation Methods at 2U

We offer multiple ways you can donate or make pledge payments to support Second Unitarian Church.

Weekly Offering

During the offertory, you may drop cash or checks into the offering plate. Please indicate on a cash envelope or check memo line if you want to direct the money toward a specific purpose.

Pre-Authorized Direct Pledge Payments

This is the preferred and easiest way to make your pledge payments. When turning in your annual pledge, you may arrange for our treasurer to set up automatic monthly payments from your bank account. View Annual Pledging to download an Authorization Agreement

Online Giving

We have contracted with Vanco Payment Solutions to provide GivePlus Online: a convenient and secure electronic giving option.

Use your laptop, tablet or personal computer to make donations, pay pledges, purchase event tickets, and more.

  • Access from this website’s Donate Now page.
  • Donate to a variety of church funds.
  • Pay from your credit card, debit card or checking account.
  • Make a one-time donation, or set up and manage recurring monthly donations.
  • View your donation history.

View Donate Now for online giving instructions