Click on the donate button above to make a secure one-time or recurring donation using your credit card, or directly from your checking or savings account. You will receive an automated email immediately confirming your gift or payment. Transactions may be pledge payments (including recurring ones), auction or gallery purchases, workshop fees, etc.,or just to make a contribution to support the ongoing mission and ministry of UUCF.
Note: UUCF's Give page is hosted by Vanco Payment Solutions, our vendor for payment processing for more than ten years of excellent service. Vanco is PC1 Level One compliant, the highest security standards. If you have any difficulty signing-up for one-time or recurring donations using this online option, please email - we are glad to help. You can also stop by the UUCF Office on a Sunday morning to work with the Treasurer in person to set-up a one-time or recurring donation.
Message from our Minister
I invite you to reflect on the value you receive from being a part of this congregation. In your time as a member or friend of UUCF, what have you learned? How have you grown? In what ways have you been supported or found opportunities to support others? Sunday morning worship, social and environmental justice, Religious Education classes, pastoral care, and so much more � all of these opportunities are made possible by your generous contributions. If you perceive value for yourself and others in the ongoing ministries of UUCF, please consider a donation or pledge to help sustain our ongoing work of living our UU Principles in this world. Your gift helps support our vision of a religious community characterized by freedom, reason, compassion, conscience, and diversity.
Peace to you,
The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg
Make an Online Pledge
Annual pledges are encouraged, and help us set our ministry goals for the year. You can make your pledge by clicking here at anytime during the year.
Donation of Time or Talent
We are grateful for all the ways UUCF Members and Friends give generously within their means both financially and through their time & talent to support our mission to encourage spiritual growth, build a beloved community, and act for peace and justice. Additionally, during each calendar year, all UUCF Members are required to make at least one “contribution of record,” which can be either:
- financial - a donation connected to your name, which can include check, credit card, cash in an envelope with your name on it (available each Sunday morning on the table immediately outside the sanctuary with the Order of Service), or a recommendation to a donor-advised fund) or
- time & talent - a donation connected to your name though emailing the UUCF Treasurer () with a brief description of at least one aspect your volunteering. Among many possible examples, volunteering at UUCF can include teaching a Religious Education class, working with the Facilities Manger on buildings and grounds projects, assisting with a social event, helping with office and administrative tasks, contributing musically or artistically, participating on a team or committee, showing up to act for peace and justice, etc.
Donating Stock to UUCF
People who own appreciated securities (stocks, bonds, mutual funds, etc.) sometimes ask if they can give them to the Congregation. Yes, you can. Click here to learn more about why to donate stock or other securities, how to do it and what happens after you make this type of gift.
Have you considered including UUCF in your estate planning?
Regardless of size, every bequest is a meaningful way to leave a legacy of support for Unitarian Universalist values. Learn more online through the UUA's Planned Giving website, and you are welcome to contact our if you would like to talk further about including UUCF or the UUCF Endowment in your will.
If you have an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) and you are 70 ½ years of age or older, Federal rules require you to make a minimum withdrawal every year. Many people choose to rollover all or a portion of that required minimum distribution directly to a charitable organization such as UUCF, particularly because doing so can reduce taxable income.
This may be an attractive giving option for you if you are:
- Over 70½ and now receiving minimum IRA distributions—but do not need the extra income.
- Interested in making a gift to support UUCF’s missions before the end of December.
Those who meet the age requirement can transfer any amount up to $100,000 per year directly to UUCF without paying income tax on the transaction. Check with your retirement account manager to find out how to make this special type of IRA gift.
Do you use online banking? If you use this method to set up a one-time or recurring donations, your bank pays the postage and we'll receive the check about five business days after the date you select.
Non-Cash Contributions are accepted as well, however, prior approval is required for items valued over $100. Contact the UUCF for more information.
Items valued at less than $100 may be donated without prior approval. Here is the Receipt for these items: Non-Cash Items Receipt
If you are making a donation that requires our Federal Tax ID, it is 52-1161535. We are an approved 501(c)3 organization.
- The name of our Congregation in all federal tax records is Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Frederick. (We were incorporated in the 1960s. "Fellowship" was part of our name at that time. It cannot be changed in records held by IRS.)
- UUCF was incorporated in the State of Maryland. In Maryland records, we also began as a Fellowship. Later, when members voted to become a Congregation, we submitted paperwork to change our "tax name" to Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick, MD. That was approved, but only for Maryland, not in Federal databases.