There are many ways to financially support the Peterborough Unitarian Universalist Church in achieving its mission.
An annual canvass of members and friends seeks pledge commitments for the coming congregational year beginning on July 1st. These pledges provide the basis for setting the annual budget which includes funding staff salaries, programs, and church operations.
An offering is taken at each Sunday service. Once every month there is a special collection dedicated to a specific need, usually local, such as the Community Supper or the transitional shelter.
Peterborough Community Supper
These free spaghetti suppers occur in our dining hall every Wednesday evening throughout the year. There is a bowl for donations gratefully accepted, though not expected. Checks can also be made out to the Peterborough Community Supper and mailed to PUUC.
Persons with accounts at TD Bank have the opportunity to request that the Bank make donations to the Supper as part of the Bank’s program of supporting local charities, at no cost to the account holder. At year’s end, the Bank will donate $10 for existing accounts, or $50 for new accounts.
Monadnock Summer Lyceum
This unique program is supported by contributions directly to the Monadnock Summer Lyceum, which manages its own budget for speakers, travel costs, and publicity. Contribute to the Lyceum through its website. The Lyceum makes an annual contribution to PUUC in thanks for its supporting role.
Contributions to Our Endowment Funds
Currently our trustees are working a establishing a program for legacy donations to our endowments, specifically the Building Fund used for maintaining the structure of our historic building, and/or the Service Fund, which donates to socially worthy programs. More on this later.