Gifts from members and friends make it possible for us to live our Unitarian Universalist principles in the church and community. Financial gifts are used to fund ministries that reflect our values – worship and music, social justice and outreach, religious education for children and youth, and adult spiritual enrichment.
Members and often church friends as well make an annual “pledge” indicating their financial commitment to the mission and values of our spiritual community. We offer some basic guidelines for giving, based on income and other family circumstances.
Electronic giving offers a convenient way to give as well as providing much-needed consistency for our church and conserving paper checks. Electronic pledges are automatically deducted from your bank account. To sign up, submit an egiving form and a voided check to the church office.
The Keith Orts UU Scholarship Fund
The Keith Orts UU Scholarship Fund honors the memory of lifelong UU Keith Orts and promotes his love for Unitarian Universalism. The fund provides scholarships to support deeper connection to the larger Unitarian Universalist world with a particular focus on attendance at General Assembly. Those who knew Keith knew of his great love for this religion. Even the love of his life, his wife Carol, he met at a Unitarian Universalist church.
De Benneville Endowment Fund
The church endowment fund is named for George de Benneville, a physician who planted early seeds of universalism in Berks County’s Oley Valley. The endowment fund provides for the long-term stability of the congregation. Annually interest income from the fund supports program and staffing needs unmet by the annual budget. The fund has been established through gifts and bequests. Members and friends are encouraged to consider making a bequest to the church through their wills and estate planning.