First UU Columbus

A Welcoming Congregation

pledge drive 2016

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As you consider your pledge, please reflect on the benefit that you receive from our congregation and the benefit to our larger community and world by the presence of First UU Columbus.

To fully bring life to our new Mission and Vision and further increase church vitality, we are asking that each member consider increasing their pledge either:
•    to at least *5% of their adjusted annual income or
•    by 20% from their last year’s pledge

The projected per member cost of our budget is about $1,500.  As some of our members are still in high school or in financially stretched circumstances, please make your own pledge as generous (and realistic) as you can.

Start with Adjusted Gross Income:
(Line 37 of IRS form 1040)
Select a Percent that reflects how you feel about First UU and your support of
its programs and social justice efforts. 5% is the suggested amount.
X  ________%
Multiply to determine Annual Pledge = $___________


How do you feel about this amount?
• Is this amount representative of the significance of my ideals and values? 
• Is this amount in proportion to the importance of First UU in my life?
• Is this amount realistic given my personal financial circumstances?

**We understand that the 5% level may look different for different members, especially if they attend multiple churches, etc. If you have questions about how the 5% level applies to you, please contact the Stewardship Committee.

Developer I am on the path towards nurturing the well being of our Church home. Supporter The Church is a significant part of my life and promotes my spiritual growth. Sustainer The Church is central to my identity & I am committed to sustaining our programs. Visionary I am committed to both the present and future growth of my church.
2% 4% 5% 10%
Adjusted Annual Income Monthly Payment Annual Payment Monthly Payment Annual Payment Monthly Payment Annual Payment Monthly Payment Annual Payment
$10,000 $17 $200 $33 $400 $42 $500 $83 $1,000
$25,000 $42 $500 $83 $1,000 $104 $1,250 $208 $2,500
$50,000 $83 $1,000 $167 $2,000 $208 $2,500 $417 $5,000
$75,000 $125 $1,500 $250 $3,000 $313 $3,750 $625 $7,500
$100,000 $167 $2,000 $333 $4,000 $417 $5,000 $833 $10,000
$150,000 $250 $3,000 $500 $6,000 $625 $7,500 $1,250 $15,000