How much should you pledge?
That’s entirely up to you. But the tools on this page can help you work out your Fair Share.
The Unitarian Universalist Association’s Office of Congregational Stewardship Services has developed a Fair Share Giving Guide to help you plan your annual or monthly pledge to FUUSE. The guide describes four suggested fair share giving levels. The chart shows the same four levels in the four colored bands.
Supporter: The congregation is a significant part of your life and it promotes your spiritual growth. For example, if your income is $50,000, then your fair share financial commitment is $125 per month, $1,500 per year, representing 3 percent of your income.
Sustainer: The congregation is central to your identity, and you are committed to sustaining the programs and ministries of the church. Your fair-share financial commitment is $167 per month, $2,000 per year, representing 4 percent of your income.
Visionary: You are committed to both the present and future growth of the congregation. Your fair-share financial commitment is $208 per month, $2,500 per year, representing 5 percent of your income.
Full Tither: You designate 10 percent of your $50,000 income as a way of living out your spiritual principles. Your fair-share financial commitment is $417 per month, or $5,000 per year.
You can open a copy of the UUA’s complete Fair Share Giving Guide, by clicking here.
You can read more on the website of the Unitarian Universalist Association — www.uua.org — about how to use this chart, and how to think about your own finances and relationship to FUUSE.