We depend on our 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. These are some ways to donate:
You can support the church by making a donation through Zelle or PayPal. Thank you!
If your bank or credit union supports Zelle, and you do online banking, you can donate to the church through Zelle very easily with no fee to you or the church. Tell Zelle to send the money to firstname.lastname@example.org. It will show our treasurer as the account holder. Find out if your bank or credit union supports Zelle. Note: if you just have the Zelle app (not through your bank or credit union) that is not supported at this time.
If you would like to donate with a credit card, you can use PayPal.
Send a Check
You can always send a paper check. Make it out to Starr King UU Church and mail it to 22577 Bayview Ave, Hayward, CA 94541.
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 email@example.com.
Pledging is the church’s most important source of funding, by far. By pledging you enable the church to budget efficiently and meet our payroll commitments to our employees. 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.
You can submit your pledge online here.
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.
Please arrange donations by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com to make sure your contribution is useful. Please don’t just drop off items!