First Parish is entirely self-supporting and over 80% of that support is contributions from our members. Make a general donation:

Give Online

To donate using your smartphone, you may text “fpuu offering” to 73256. Then follow the directions in the texts you receive.

First Parish 2023 Stewardship Drive

Starts March 5

The annual Stewardship Drive is an opportunity for you to make a promise to the future of First Parish by pledging the amount that you will give in our next Fiscal Year, which begins July 1, 2022.

Our theme “Cultivating Caring Community” reflects how we have supported one another through the ongoing challenges of our time, sustaining the hope, resilience, and resolve demonstrated this year.

This year’s goals

The Parish Committee has identified the following priorities for increases to our budget over the current year.  We hope everyone will pledge generously to help us meet these goals.

  • Provide cost of living adjustments for our staff and increase hours for office associate to pre-2020 level
  • Fund additional programming for children and adults
  • Increase building staffing and fund professional technical staffing on Sundays
  • Provide resources for Green Campus and Green Sanctuary

Pledge Online

  1. Use the “Pledge Online” button to go to Realm.
  2. Log in
  3. Choose “Giving” under the menu at the top left
  4. Choose “Pledge”
  5. Fill out the form and submit!

Why we give

First Parish is entirely self-supporting and over 80% of that support is contributions from our members.

graph depicting where the money comes from, the pledges take up the majority of the graph with small pieces for plate, rentals, trust funds, fundraising, and 2nd minister fund     graph depicting where money goes. the three biggest sections are "programming, social justice and outreach", "worship and music" and "religious education. there is one more section that is half the size of the others titled "pastoral"

Giving Guidelines

Every family makes their own decisions about how much they can contribute to the workings of First Parish.  But if you were wondering, here are some guidelines.

Sustainer   Supporter
Income % Monthly Annual   % Monthly Annual
$25,000 2% $42 $500 3% $63 $750
$50,000 3% $125 $1,500 3%` $167 $2,000
$75,000 3% $188 $2,250 4.5% $281 $3,370
$100,000 3.5% $292 $3,500 5% $417 $5,000
$150,000 4% $438 $5,250 5% $625 $7,500
$200,000 5% $667 $8000 5.5% $917 $11000
$300,000 5% $1250 $15,000 6% $1,500 $18,000