Pledging is a central Unitarian Universalist practice. Stewardship is everything we do after we say we believe; this includes what we do with our financial resources. Pledging supports the Cedar Lane community, and we each bear a responsibility to ensure that Cedar Lane remains vital and strong. Pledging is the primary way we fund our ministries and full participation is essential. What we pledge also supports people and organizations beyond Cedar Lane's walls: through the work of the ministers and staff, through the use of our building, and through the outreach ministries we support.
Cedar Lane have various funds to which you may contribute. You may donate a year end gift, to the operating budget, to a collection plate, endowment, social justice endownment, memory garden, partner church scholarship fund, auction, etc.
Each year Cedar Lane has two large fundraising events - the Fall Auction and the Spring/Summer Rummage Sale. Both events are volunteer run and proceeds support Cedar Lane.
This year's Falling for Cedar Lane Auction will be on November 4, from 6 to 9:30 pm. Doors open at 6 pm for cash bar, silent auction, and delicious food treats. You may buy tickets in the Lounge after Sunday services or click here to order your tickets online.
The Name Wall enables Cedar Lane members to remember, in a special and tangible way, a loved one who has died. Cast bronze nameplates (5" by 1½") containing the name and the years of birth and death in polished raised letters will be mounted permanently on the stone wall. When a group of requests has been received, the church will purchase the nameplates and have them placed on the wall. Each Spring, usually in May, Cedar Lane holds a ceremony following Sunday worship to honor those members whose names have been added that year.
The Cedar Lane Legacy Society honors those who have included or plan to include the congregation in their estate plans. The Society holds an annual members reception, sponsors educational programs, and publishes timely articles about the impact of planned gifts on the future of our vision and mission.
View the Legacy Society brochure here.
View the enrollment form here.