Giving at UCC, Southbury


It is so important to remember that doing what might appear to be a “small thing” to help someone can make a significant difference for them.

It can be as simple as making a quick phone call to ask how they are doing or offering a ride to the store or an appointment. Please speak up, join a committee, volunteer for the next church event and help in any way you are able. Your help is needed and all of us working together makes our Congregation stronger and more vibrant and…most importantly continues to share God’s love.


Give Your Time

We need your time - whether it's 5 minutes, 5 hours, or 5 weeks.
We have opportunities that fit into all kinds of schedules.


Give Your Talent

We need your talent - volunteer doing something you love. 
Whatever your talent, we have a place for you to serve.


Give Your Treasures

We need your treasures to support operating expenses, and your favorite church mission programs.
Pledge financially through in person, automatic bank pay, or planned giving donations.


Standing Order
The most effective and convenient way to give is by regular standing order. Decide how much you want to give, set up automatic withdrawals from your checking account using your bank's online bill pay system, and let your giving take care of itself each month. 

At Sunday Worship
You can continue to give in person while attending any worship service. Place your donation in the offering plate during worship. If you'd like a year end receipt, request weekly offering envelopes from our financial secretary.

By Mail
If you would prefer to send your contribution by mail, you may do so by making your check out to "The United Church of Christ, Southbury" and mailing it to:

Financial Secretary
The United Church of Christ, Southbury
283 Main Street North
Southbury, CT 06488



Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCD)
If you have a required minimum distribution from an inherited IRA OR you or your spouse are over age 70½ and have a retirement plan that requires a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD), you may be eligible to make a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) to UCC, Southbury and potentially receive federal and state tax benefits even if you do not itemize your taxes! Using a QCD can reduce income on your federal or state tax return. (It can also potentially reduce the taxable portion of your Social Security.)

Gifts of appreciated stock, mutual funds, land, etc.
Gifting certain assets can be done to benefit UCC, Southbury while avoiding income and tax liabilities to you.

Legacy and Estate Planning Strategies
Does your family need 100% of your assets when die? Would you like to donate some of your assets to your UCC, Southbury Church family to help continue God’s work? Ideas could include naming UCC, Southbury as a partial beneficiary on your retirement account, annuity or life insurance plan. There are many opportunities to continue supporting UCC, Southbury, please call us to discuss your thoughts, so we can develop a strategy to help you fulfill your charitable goals.

Please note: The United Church of Christ, Southbury or the Board of Stewardship cannot provide specific tax or legal advice, so please speak with competent financial, tax and legal professionals.