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Share the Plate


It has been the custom of First Unitarian Church to Share the Plate once each month. This means choosing an organization whose mission is in keeping with the values of this congregation. When possible, we offer opportunities to know more about them and their work.

We then send 100% of the undesignated funds to our partner organization. We believe that this practice will help us deepen our practice of generosity, and strengthen our commitment to, and relationships with, our partner organizations.

Checks for Share the Plate may be made out to First Unitarian Church  with “Share the Plate” in the memo line.

This year, we have chosen ten organizations to be our partner organizations. Eight of these are part of our monthly rotation which will typically take place on the third Sunday of the month (September through April). One organization was chosen as our partner for the Children’s Religious Education service. A special offering will be received on Christmas Eve.

Those wishing to learn more about our partners are encouraged to attend the  associated Adult Religious Education program which takes place in the Library at 9:30 am on the same day that the offering is received


You can see some of our past giving:

January 25, 2015 – Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida (PPSCF) $1,571.60 plus $1.000 Alliance match
February 22, 2015 – Orlando Youth Alliance (OYA) $1272.11
March 15, 2015 (3rd Sunday)- Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) $681.31
April 26, 2015 – Shepherd’s Hope $1127.57
May 3, 2015 – New Image Youth Center (NYIC) $1,179

September 20, 2015   Dress2Learn

November 15, 2015    Adriana’s Attic

January 17, 2016         Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida (PPSCF)

February 21, 2016       Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW)/Interfaith Action of SW Florida

March 20, 2016           Samaritan Resource Center

April 17, 2016              Organize Now
May 1, 2016                 New Image Youth Center (NYIC)