First Unitarian Church of Cincinnati

This year, when thinking about our beloved community and the assistance necessary to support our mission and continued growth, we’re asking you to say “YES, AND!” It’s an exciting time at First Church, as we settle into the Developmental Ministry process, welcome new faces, strengthen existing relationships, and continue to push ourselves and the community around us along the arc bending towards justice.

YES, join us at the Stewardship Appeal Service on March 10, AND get fired up about gathering the resources to support the mission and operation of First Church.

YES, choose to make a commitment to the church during the campaign, AND learn about all the ways that your participation this year will allow us to carry on our critical work.

YES, know that we are so grateful for your support at any level, AND we hope you will choose to increase your support if you are able. The church’s operating expenses will increase by 10% this year. We hope you will keep this in mind when choosing your level of support.

The chart below, “What Your Pledge Supports,” helps you visualize how important it is to support First Church staff and other basic needs of our congregation.

2024-25 Pledge Form

Unitarian Universalist congregations are self-sustaining institutions whose primary source of financial support comes from members and friends. Reflecting on your relationship with First Unitarian Church and the role you want to play in our community, please consider a generous gift.

What is Pledging?

When becoming a member of First Unitarian Church we ask you to make a financial commitment to support the day-to-day operations of First Church for the fiscal year. Our fiscal year is from July 1 to June 30.  If you make a pledge at this point you would pay on it until June 30, 2025.  Then a new fiscal year begins.    

After you pledge, you will receive a statement that confirms the amount you have pledged. It is entirely up to you when you make your contributions (weekly, monthly, quarterly, or annually).  

How Much Should I Give?

Giving is a personal choice, and we are grateful for any investment you are willing to make in the future of the Church. As you join First Church, consider a gift level that is right for you.

How Do I Make My Pledge?

  • Pledge Online. Pledging is as easy as the click of a mouse. Go to the church’s website (www.firstuu.com) and click on the word “Giving.”
  • To go to the submittable Breeze form CLICK HERE  OR
  • CLICK HERE  for Printable form shown below to be returned to the church

Unitarian Universalist Association Suggested Fair Share Giving Guide

To Print this form to be returned to the church — Click Here

Name: ______________________________________________________________


Email:  _____________________________ Phone: _____________________


Name: ______________________________________________________________


Email:  _____________________________ Phone: _____________________

I/We pledge $________________________to support First Unitarian Church in the 2024-25 fiscal year.

Your pledge commitment will be activated on July 1, 2024. You will receive periodic statements updating contributions toward your pledge but it is entirely up to you when you make your contributions (weekly, monthly, quarterly, or annually).

This pledge will be paid:  Online  ____ In Person   ____ By Mail   ____ Various   ____ 

      Weekly  ____ Monthly   ____ Quarterly  ____ Annually   ____

Signature­­­­­­­­­­­­ _________________________     Signature  ________________________


Date________________________    Date  _______________________

Thank you for your generous support.


If you have any questions about this pledging process, please reach out to:
Beth Lutz (513-257-4191) bethlutz43@gmail.com
Kara Uhl (513-293-0323) kara.uhl@gmail.com
Rebecca Schaefer (513-659-4821) rdschaefer3@gmail.com
Trish Hart (513-314-26820) trishhart500@gmail.com

Please return completed form to First Unitarian Church of Cincinnati, 536 Linton Street, Cincinnati, OH 45219.