Giving to First Church

This church is a community of ourselves.

Its energy and resources are our energy and resources.

Its wealth is what we share.

When we contribute to the life of this community, 

we affirm our lives within it, and enable its participation in the larger world.

—Mary Allen Walden

Generosity is a spiritual practice in all the world’s major faith traditions. At the UU Church in Jamaica Plain, we hope to guide you in finding volunteer opportunities that will nourish you spiritually. We also hope your commitment to our mission will extend to financial support.


As a congregation, most of our budget comes from us: from people who make and pay an annual pledge. (Looking for the form to set up an electronic fund transfer for your pledge? Here's that pdf.)

Money doesn't make a congregation great, but it is impossible to thrive without it. First Church's operating budget supports:

  • Our full-time professional minister

  • Our professional Office & Facilities Administrator, Director of Religious Education, and Acting Music Director, and paid Nursery Care Provider

  • Cleaning services, heating oil, and other utilities

  • Much-needed repairs and maintenance of our historic building

  • Our annual contribution to our Unitarian Universalist Association's Annual Program Fund

  • So many other things!


Thank you for your generosity: please enter your information in the box to the right.