We Are Family

  Don’t Miss the “WE ARE FAMILY” Pledge Drive Kick-off this Sunday!!!  Come out and be entertained as Steve Simon and the Kings of Jazz begin our service with their exhilarating  brand of music!  Reverend Danny will then fire us all up with a sermon that will have us begging for pledge cards, and finally, the children will be serving up soup after the service from their hand-painted soup bowls for their RE fundraiser for One80 Place!  Whew, what fun!!! You can pick up your Continue reading →

Ways to Donate

Donate PLEDGING  Historically, almost three-fourths of our general operating funds are provided by pledged income.  Because such a large percent comes from pledged income, it is critical that we determine how much pledged income we can anticipate each year before we finalize our budget at the May Annual Meeting. Therefore, we conduct a stewardship campaign, or pledge drive, in which we ask our members and friends to tell us how much they plan to give to the Church for the next fiscal year for its general operations. Continue reading →

Simple Give: Not So Simple After All

Two years ago we offered the option of paying pledges on credit cards through a program called “Simple Give”, which is used by a number of churches.  The advantage to both the Church and the member is that the member can set up a payment or payment stream and forget about it, as the payments will recur automatically. After two years’ experience, it turns out that Simple Give is not so simple after all, or as advantageous as we thought at first.  The enrollment process Continue reading →

Pledge Materials

If you need a brochure or pledge form please click the links below. Stewardship Brochure Inside Stewardship Brochure 2016 Pledge Card

Tony Isaac Stewardship Reflection

WE ARE FAMILY is the logo of our stewardship campaign to raise funds for the church operating budget for 2016-17.  Two years ago when my wife and I decided to start a family, we also decided to look for a church we could call home and raise our children in.  We found that at the Unitarian Church in Charleston. My family attends service almost every Sunday where there is beautiful worship and music. My son also enjoys time at the nursery with Deloris.  We have Continue reading →

John Massey Stewardship Reflection

Here’s the good news: our congregation is experiencing growth.  In 2015 we welcomed 66 new adult members to our church family.  Those 66 adults brought 31 children with them.  This means that a third of the new faces gracing our flock over the last year are young people.  This trend is likely to continue.  Our weekly Sunday morning attendance has seen a growth rate of about 5% per year over the last two years. Now here’s the challenge: as much as our kids are a Continue reading →

Diane Narkunas Stewardship Reflection

  The Unitarian church in Charleston is a social justice leader in the Charleston community.  In accordance with our Unitarian principles, our congregation has committed to justice, equality, human rights and a sustainable environment. Social justice is the thread that runs through what we do and stand for as a congregation. It is our mission. Our overwhelming commitment is demonstrated in our support of underserved populations in terms of time, talents and treasure.   Your generous pledges helps build a strong church with necessary resources and Continue reading →