Giving and Stewardship
last updated April 22, 2022
We invite you to pray, reflect, and discuss your decision during Stewardship Season. Then complete a paper Commitment Form or the online form by May 15, 2022, Consecration Sunday. The responses to the form will go to our Stewardship and Budget Ministry Team. The information is very important in planning for the year ahead. Please note, this form does not set up your donation. You will need to do that at a later time.
To complete the commitment form online, click the green button below. If you need assistance please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Church Office at 617-277-6860.
Click here to read a letter from our Stewardship Team, and check out this year's brochure highlighting all of the great work United Parish is up to!
Thank you for your faith-filled commitment to United Parish!
To make a one-time or recurring donation, click:
Other ways to make a one-time donation:
Venmo: Search @unitedparishinbrookline
Text-to-Give: Simply text 'UPfamily' followed by your gift amount to 73256 to give online through text. (Standard text message and data rates may apply.) A step-by-step photo tutorial is available here. Contact the Church Office at email@example.com for assistance.
Realm Online Member Directory: If you already have a Realm account, you can log on at onrealm.org/TheUnitedParish and donate through your profile page.
RealmConnect Mobile App: Download the app, log onto your Realm member account, and donate through your phone.
About Stewardship at United Parish
Church provides us with so many good things: community, a place to grow spiritually, opportunities to pause and reflect on what life is all about, ways to serve others and work for social justice. In order to offer these good things, churches, like all community and spiritual organizations, require the resources to employ a staff, maintain a building, sustain ministries and programs, and give back to the wider world.
Sharing our resources in common and giving generously are at the heart of the Christian faith.
Our Jewish sisters and brothers were instructed to give a tenth, or a tithe, of their possessions back to God (Deuteronomy 14:22-29, Leviticus 27:30-34, 2 Chronicles 31:5-12). Paul wrote the church in Corinth, "You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. For God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Corinthians 9:7, New Living Translation adapted).
Giving something back to God, usually by way of the causes that promote and do God-work in the world, is a spiritual practice, just like prayer, worship, meditation, Bible study, faith conversations, serving others.
United Parish, like many churches, has an annual stewardship campaign, in which we ask our members and friends to make pledges, annual commitments, with which we shape a planning budget for the fiscal year ahead (July 1-June 30). This is an important part of our common life together.
Thank you for your support of United Parish. May God bless all of us in our giving and receiving.