Supporting our ministries through time, talent and treasure
There are many ways that each of us contributes our time and talents to the ministries of this church community in thanksgiving and response to the gifts that God has given us.
Our treasure—the financial resources that keep the lights on, the building open and the staff and clergy working from day to day—is also important. Because of the financial support of members and friends, the ministries and missions of this congregation are thriving! Thank you for considering financial support for the work of our church.
University UCC conducts an annual pledge campaign. These monies fund over 80 percent of our annual budget. By making a pledge, you help our church plan for the year ahead so we can use our resources wisely. Make your pledge here.
You can view your giving record on-line at any time through MyUCUCC, We also send a quarterly giving record to all those who pledge or give regularly. This provides a record of the gifts you have given, and it gives us a chance to say thank you!
Here are some of your options for giving:
Sunday Morning Offering in Worship
Each week we have an opportunity to give to the church’s ministry as a part of our worship, in thanksgiving and response to the gifts that God has given us. You can write a check to UCUCC and place it in the offering plate when it is passed. You can also contribute cash; if you enclose the cash in an envelope with your name on it, your gift will be noted in your giving record. The Sunday bulletin also includes a QR code that you can use to donate using your smartphone.
Offering Envelopes: We will provide monthly or weekly giving envelopes for your convenience, if you would like them. Click here to request giving envelopes.
Every month the Love and Justice Ministry chooses an organization to be the beneficiary of a special offering. Learn more about special offerings in the What’s up now section.
You can give on-line through our secure donation web site, operated by ACS Technologies, the provider of our church’s datatbase software. Give on-line. You can also use the QR code in the Sunday bulletin to give using your smartphone.
This is a reliable, safe way to conveniently put your stewardship plan into action. Because your gift is given consistently, there’s no need to play “catch-up” at year-end or worry about forgotten checkbooks or missed Sunday offerings. You can set up automatic deductions through the MyUCUCC portal. Click on the MyUCUCC button in the sidebar. Or call us at 206-524-2322 if you would like us to help you with this.
We are also glad to accept checks by mail throughout the week. Just make the check payable to UCUCC and mail to the church at 4515 16th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105-4201.
We are glad to accept donations of publicly-traded securities. Gifts of securities can sometimes provide donors a double tax benefit, whether sold at a gain or loss. It may be useful to keep the following in mind:
Stock losses: To make a gift of stock or mutual funds for which you have a loss, simply sell the securities first and then contribute the proceeds. In this way, you may be able to take a capital loss on your tax return and take a charitable deduction for your cash contribution to the church.
Stock gains: To make a gift of appreciated stock to UCUCC, transfer the stock to UCUCC (the church will then sell it). You will pay no capital gains tax on the transfer, and may be able to take a charitable tax deduction for the value of your stock. Click here for information on stock donations.
Planned giving enables you to perpetuate your financial support for the church beyond your lifetimes. You can give a gift that keeps on giving long after you are gone. We are glad to talk further with you about how you can remember the church in ways that might help you now, and what to include in your will to accomplish what you want. Contact David Anderson to talk further.