What Does Stewardship Mean At Beacon? 

Our operational budget relies mostly on our annual yard sale, auction fundraising event, and generous pledges from members and friends of Beacon.  A pledge represents a commitment to support the congregation and the financial health of Beacon. It is not a legal commitment but more of a moral obligation to fulfill one’s pledge.  We do not receive funding from the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA).  Anyone may click here to donate.

Members and friends are given an opportunity to download and complete an Annual Pledge Form and send it to:

Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation
510 N. Leroux St.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001



Beacon has a mission and it relies on having the funds to meet the budgeted expenditures to achieve those goals set by the congregation.  The annual budget supports goals in four areas.

  • We are fortunate to own our building here in historic Flagstaff, rent free and without a mortgage. However, like any other home, ours requires utilities, insurance, upgrades, and ongoing maintenance to meet our needs.
  • In addition to our facilities, we require professional services to minister, manage programs, and outreach that meet the needs of the congregation.
  • Members and friends are also very active in standing committees, which receive funding, to engage in community outreach, social justice, and educational programs.
  • Finally, any budget needs to provide room for savings to be ready for maintenance contingencies, sabbaticals, and other non-recurring expected and unexpected expenses.

Some members pledge to organizations that speak to their heart in addition to the Beacon congregation based on their income level.  Whether you pledge to other charities or just to Beacon, no one is expected to contribute beyond their comfort level.   Here are examples of pledge amounts based on a percentage of income levels.

              Income % Pledge $25,000 $50,000 $75,000 $100,000
3% $750 $1,500 $2,250 $3,000
5% $1,250 $2,500 $3,750 $5,000
10% $2,500 $5,000 $7,500 $10,000

There is no required pledge amount, some members are able to pledge more, and others pledge less.  We believe that this is an equitable way for people of differing financial means to be stewards of our congregation and we encourage those who are able, to do more.

Stewardship Frequently Asked Questions