There are many ways to support First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego.
Bed & Breakfast Program
Through our B&B Program, church members offer reasonably-priced lodging and a continental breakfast in their homes for short-term visitor stays with all proceeds benefiting the church. Would you like to meet interesting UUs from across the country? Put that spare bedroom to good use while providing service to other UUs, building community and supporting First Church. It's a great example of “Service is our prayer” in action! Learn more, sign up and help us spread the word.
Dining for Dollars
Going strong for more than 10 years, Dining for Dollars is another one of our most popular programs. In it, hosts offer an event such as a dinner, museum tour, park party, craft workshop and then the rest of us bid on the offerings in a silent auction. 2015 was a record breaker with 147 events and over $60,000 contributed to the church’s budget! Learn more and get involved!
Donate your old vehicle
We work with Charitable Auto Resources, Inc. (CARS™) to accept donations of cars, trucks, RVs, boats, and motorcycles. Clean out your garage while supporting First Church. Get the details about donating your vehicle.
Monthly Generosity Offerings collected during our Sunday services are one important way we support our community. In 2014, our congregation gave away over $50,000 to local organizations working to create justice and compassion. View our recipients.
First Church is a member of Amazon Smile and iGive. These are online shopping programs whereby a percentage of your purchases automatically go to First Church. You can also support the church and show your UU pride by purchasing t-shirts and other goodies at our online store. Visit our Online Shopping page to get started.
Gift cards are sold periodically on the patio and provide a great way to support First Church while you shop for gas, food and other necessities. Check out our selection of cards for restaurants, gas & grocery stores, movie theaters and more. Even better – ask about online orders and be able to get e-cards anytime from home.
Planned gifts can be made while you're alive or set up for after your death. Gifts by will, trust, cash, securities, and real estate are all examples of planned gifts. You can also designate First Church or its endowment fund as beneficiary to your IRA, 401K, life insurance policy, retirement plan, pension plan or other current or future interest in an investment or other significant asset. Your tax accountant can help you explore the tax savings these options may offer.Learn more about Planned Giving.
Donations can be made during our annual pledge drive or anytime by simply going to our Donation page.