Making a Financial Commitment
To Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church
The financial health of the church community at Horizon is determined by the generosity of members and friends. Approximately 80% of all of the church’s income is obtained from yearly pledges made by members and friends during the yearly Commitment Campaign (pledge drive/canvass).
During each (mini) Commitment Campaign, held each month, we ask 20 families to pledge their monthly financial support for the following church year (July 1 through June 30). As a new member, we will add you to a Commitment Campaign group the month after you join.
The next logical question is “How much should I give?” The Unitarian Universalist Association has established a Giving Guide that is listed on Horizon's website. Please review the guide carefully. The ultimate goal is to encourage members to consider pledging 5% of their adjusted gross income.
However, this is a guideline; some members may not be able to give at the guide level while others are able to exceed it. Please know that if your financial situation changes after you have made your pledge, you can inform our Accounting Clerk or Office Administrator that you wish to change your pledge.
Please also be aware that Horizon does not refuse membership to those who, due to financial hardship, are unable to provide financial support. Please feel free to discuss your situation with our minister. You may mail your Pledge Card to the church or drop it off in the Accounting Clerk's mailbox in the church office. All pledge information is confidential.
Horizon has other fund raising activities during the year. Most important are our two service fundraisers, PASTA and FIASCO. Members contribute dinners at their home, theater tickets, boat rides, game nights, bridge afternoons, etc. and other members purchase them. In addition to supporting the church, these events provide ways to meet other members. All money raised goes to support the programs of Horizon.
When Horizon expanded its facilities in 2010, members funded this expansion with additional contributions over several years. The church has had rapid growth since it’s beginning in 1986, mainly because of this vision to bring the values of Unitarian Universalism to the larger community. The enthusiasm, commitment and generosity of Horizon’s members have allowed the church to grow and bring UUism to North Texas. We invite you to make your financial commitment and join Horizon in this endeavor!