Giving thanks for Abundance is sweeter than the Abundance itself – Rumi

money-treeWe depend on this church to renew our spiritual lives. In turn, Starr King UU Church is completely dependent on the generosity of its members. While we receive guidance and assistance from our national and regional organizations, they don’t give us money–in fact, we give them money. Your donations keep our lights on and salaries paid. Without money this church cannot exist. These are some ways to donate.


A pledge is a covenant that members and friends make to support Starr King Church. Your pledge is a commitment to provide a specified amount of financial support for the church fiscal year. Pledging is purely voluntary and tax deductible. Each Spring, the church requests pledges, but members can pledge or adjust the size of their pledge any time of the year. To do so, email

Pledging is the church’s most important source of funding, by far. By pledging you enable the church to budget efficiently. We hope that all members will pledge to give what they can afford, in accord with the benefits they have received from the church, and hope to continue receiving.

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Bill Schwab Memorial and Endowment Fund

Over the years, interest from the Memorial and Endowment Fund has paid for many major repairs and improvements to the church building and grounds. Contributions to this fund can be made at any time, but consideration of the fund is especially suitable when preparing one’s will or remembering a loved one.

Gifts and endowments to the fund are set aside in income producing investments, the proceeds from which can be used only for the repair and improvement of church property or for mortgage redemption. No funds have ever been taken from the principal. Access to the principal requires a two-thirds majority vote of the membership.

Arrange donations by email to


If you’ve never signed up before, it’s easy. Go to the eScrip website and in 6 simple steps you can be contributing to Starr King at no cost to you every time you buy items from certain stores.

Other Donations

quartersIt goes without saying that any other monetary contributions, whether in the Sunday collection basket, the coffee jar, delivered by US mail, or slipped under the door, will be very cheerfully accepted.

The church is generally well supplied with furniture, kitchenware, decorations, toys, etc., and much less well supplied with storage space. Before donating any objects, please email to be sure your contribution will be useful. Please don’t drop off any items without checking first.

Do consider donating money and/or goods to South Hayward Parish and/or FESCO.