The Unitarian Universalist Church of Elgin is supported by its members and friends. We have no diocese or umbrella organization to support us if we fail to meet our annual operating budget needs. We are it—we are in effect a co-op.

Our annual stewardship campaign is held in March every year, but pledges can be and are made throughout the year by new members and friends as they realize the value they find here. During the stewardship campaign, every household in our community is asked to make a pledge – a promise – of financial support. The pledge you make and then honor in the upcoming year keeps UUCE thriving.

This Year’s Pledge Drive

This year, our theme is Growing the Dream. We have had an active Revitalization Team gathering us together and inspiring us to foster our community and deepen our relationships. We have shared our love, compassion, and service to our church but also to the wider Elgin community through many social justice efforts. Now it is time to commit to being generous in our pledge to support all our work.

Our optimistic goal for 2024-25 is to raise $225,000 which would allow us to hire a quarter-time minister. Our basic budget without a minister requires us to raise $200,000. Please consider these goals as you plan your pledge.

Download the 2024-25 Stewardship Pamphlet here.

Click here for Stewardship Questions and Answers.