–First Parish Donation Page–
Or Text an amount to: (508) 466-6463

DONATE-THE-PLATE CHARITY FOR SEPTEMBER

The September Plate selection is the Crayon Project. This local 501(c)3 charity has a special goal. Children deserve to know they belong, especially in school. One simple yet powerful way to achieve that is by giving them art supplies that represent a range of skin tones. That way, they can more accurately reflect themselves in every self portrait or superhero they draw. The Crayon Project raises funds to donate multicultural art supplies to schools and non-profit organizations in an effort to spread respect for diversity among young children. As the school year starts help schools receive appropriate skin tone crayons.
 
You may write a separate check for this by writing your check to First Parish with The Crayon Project in the memo line.

First Parish Donations
Please mail your First Parish pledge payments and offerings as well as your pledges for to:

First Parish UU Church
50 School St.
Bridgewater, MA 02324

You can also donate online at:
–First Parish Donation Page–

Or Text an amount to:
(508) 466-6463
 
Simply text the amount you’d like to give to this number. If this is your first time giving via text, you will be prompted to enter your payment method via a secure web page.

 

Sign up for your monthly pledge
Set up your monthly pledge to automatically be billed to your credit card or bank account at the First Parish Donation Page. Here you can set up your bank account to automatically send a check to First Parish each month. For directions, e-mail: firstparishbridgewater@gmail.com or fill out our “Contact Us form”.

To figure out how much you want to donate, use our giving guide at: https://fpuubridgewater.org/can-u-give

TRUSTEES

The 5-member Board of Trustees, established in 1803, is elected at the Annual Meeting, and is governed by a separate set of Bylaws.

  • Members of the Board of Trustees can be any Active Member of the Parish except members of the Parish Committee or staff persons.
  • The Board’s main functions are to manage the Endowment Fund for the support of the Minister, and to present a report at the Annual Meeting.
  • The Trustees may hire a financial advisor, using funds from the Trustees’ account, to assist with fund management

Giving to the church

Unrestricted gifts give the church the best flexibility in using the funds by evaluating the greatest needs of the church.

  • Gifts made to the Trustees, a separate financial entity, go into the Endowment Fund.
  • Gifts may also be made to the church’s Memorial Fund. The money may be used to purchase such needs for the church and can be designated as being given in the memory of those for whom the gifts were sent, unless otherwise specified by the donor. The fund may be allowed to accumulate if the Parish Committee so wishes. These gifts are made to First Congregational Society, Unitarian of Bridgewater, MA.