Pledge: Your promise to support Cedar Lane
Pledging, or making a promise of financial support, is a central Unitarian Universalist practice. Pledging supports the Cedar Lane community, and pledges are the primary way we fund our ministries. Your pledge ensures our ministers are in the pulpit and by the hospital bed; that our music program thrives and inspires; keeps the lights on and the bathrooms clean; allows Cedar Lane to offer cutting-edge family ministry programs; and supports a broad range of social justice initiatives.
Together, we each bear a responsibility to ensure that Cedar Lane remains vital and strong. Did you know that of our $1.4 million budget, 65% of it is supported by pledges? Without you and your support, this congregation would not be the same.
This year, our goal is to raise $900,000 from the annual pledge drive. We’re also introducing auto-renew – the ability to tell us how much you want to pledge for future years. It helps both you and the church plan, and reduces the time and effort needed for the annual fund drive.
Already familiar with pledging? Be on the lookout for the soon-to-come pledge form for 2019-2020.
Have some more questions?
Cedar Lane have various funds to which you may contribute. You may donate a year end gift, to the operating budget, to a collection plate, endowment, social justice endownment, memory garden, partner church scholarship fund, auction, etc.
The Name Wall enables Cedar Lane members to remember, in a special and tangible way, a loved one who has died. Cast bronze nameplates (5" by 1½") containing the name and the years of birth and death in polished raised letters will be mounted permanently on the stone wall. When a group of requests has been received, the church will purchase the nameplates and have them placed on the wall. Each Spring, usually in May, Cedar Lane holds a ceremony following Sunday worship to honor those members whose names have been added that year.
Leaving a Legacy
The Cedar Lane Legacy Society honors those who have included or plan to include the congregation in their estate plans. The Society holds an annual members reception, sponsors educational programs, and publishes timely articles about the impact of planned gifts on the future of our vision and mission.
View the Legacy Society brochure here.
View the enrollment form here.