Programs and activities at Shelter Rock are entirely supported by the financial contributions of congregation's members and friends. While we often ask for a modest donation to attend many of these programs and activities, the greater portion of the cost is covered by our Sunday offerings and annual pledges towards the program budget. Members are required to make an annual pledge to keep their membership current. But we also invite non-members to make a financial commitment.
Members and friends can make their pledge or payments towards their pledge on the website by using a credit card. Pledge forms can also be mailed or placed in the offering plate during Sunday service. For your convenience, you can schedule credit card payments or pay by check or cash. Cash should never be mailed, but it should be put in an envelope clearly marked with PLEDGE and your full name before you place it in the offering plate.
We pledge based on the fiscal year from July 1 - June 30. The pledge campaign begins in the spring for the coming year, so while many of us are still making contributions on the current year, we are asked to forecast our pledge for the next year. We need this data to plan the Program Budget for the coming year.
The pledge forms should be submitted by July 1, but we allow a grace period until December 31 for existing members. At least one payment must be made by December 31 for your membership not to lapse. Lapsed memberships will take 60 days to be reinstated after payment is made.
There is more information on pledging in the "Why We Pledge Annually At UUCSR" brochure, but if you have any questions you may contact the Finance Office or the current Financial Development Committee chairperson.