“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and give thanks continuously.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson, Poet & Unitarian


Ways to Give

For an overview of options you can use to donate, please click here.

Automatic Payments

If you’d like to set up automatic payments, you can use our Electronic Giving Web Page or explore other giving options here.

Checks and Cash

You can also, of course, drop checks or cash in the basket on Sundays; if you do, please use the envelopes in the pews so that we can credit your gifts to your account. Of course, you can also mail checks or drop off payments during office hours, M-F, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Stock Transfers 

Contact the church office at officemgr@firstuuwilm.org for instructions.


Building up a World

Where does our money come from?      

First Unitarian Church is supported in large part by our members and contributing friends; your contributions pay for 84% of our budget. Nearly 75% of your contributions are through your annual pledges. Whether your gift is $5.00 or $500,000.00, you are directly affecting how many people we will be able to help in the coming months and years.  Each year in late winter, we ask our members and friends to indicate their financial commitment, or pledge, for the upcoming year. This allows us to budget and plan for the next year, including staffing.   If you were not able to make your pledge during the pledge drive, you can do so, here.



Where does our money go?         

The funds raised by First Unitarian Church are spent on five major areas:

  • Worship and Music
  • Lifespan Religious Education
  • Outreach and Social Justice
  • Fellowship and Pastoral Care
  • Growth of Unitarian Universalism



You must be a member with a contribution of record to be able to vote at our Annual Meeting in May.

Suggested Fair Share Giving Guide from the Unitarian Universalist Association illustrates suggested expectations for giving based on income.

Thank you for your generous support of First Unitarian Church!