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Why Pledge

Pledging allows us to plan for a year of everything that we’ve come to love and expect about our church: our staff, our worship, our social justice programs, and so much more. All we ask is that you let us know how much you plan to give in one of two ways:

  • Making a one-time 18 month pledge (July 1, 2021 through December 31, 2022) to “mind the gap” as we make the transition from a “fiscal year” pledge campaign to a “calendar year” pledge campaign, or
  • Making a 12 month pledge (January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022).

Read more in the Stewardship Frequently Asked Questions page about what that means!

Of course, if your circumstances change, you can change your pledge at any time. Commit to a total that is meaningful for you. Consider that this church spends about $2,000 per person per year ($3,000 per 18 month period). If the right amount for you is more or less than that, find your target on the Suggested Giving Guide below.

Fulfill your pledge with automated online payments, text giving (text the amount you want to pay and the word “pledge” to (215) 709-5095), checks, or cash before December 31, 2022. 

Questions? Contact Rev. Abbey, Business Administrator Norman Fouhy, and the Stewardship Team at or call the church office at 215 563-3980.

Make a Pledge Now!

First pledge your support to First Unitarian Church using this form and then click here to set up secure automated giving on our new database Breeze or give at your own pace with checks, text giving, or online gifts. Our long-time electronic payment system, Vanco, still works for one time or automated gifts too! For more information about the 2021-2022 Stewardship Campaign, check out the FAQ page.


Ways to Give

You can donate online
with one-time gifts or recurring automated payments on our new church database system Breeze. Our long-time electronic payment system, Vanco, still works for both kinds of gifts too!

 You can donate by text. The first donation by text takes a few minutes, but is fairly easy.

  • Text the amount you'd like to give at (215) 709-5095. 
  • If you have donated by text before, you'll receive a text in response confirming that your gift has been received successfully and you're done.
  • If it's your first time donating by text, you'll be sent a message that says, "It looks like you are a new giver; to begin: (link provided)." It will be a link to the church's online giving page. Clicking on the link you will be asked to supply their payment method (credit card, debit card, or bank account). This payment source will then be linked with you phone number so that, in the future, all you will need to do is text in the amount. You will not need to re-enter their payment information.
  • If you didn't specify a fund by using one of the keywords (texting the amount you want to give and then the word "offering", "pledge", "building", "general", or "pastoral") donations will automatically be counted as "offering." You can only give to one fund with each text.

You can also still mail checks to the church office. 

Feel free to reach out to Hye Sung Gehring, the Communications Director, with any questions at


Suggested Giving Guide


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