Each year around the time of our annual meeting, we select a list of charitable or social justice causes with which we share our Sunday collection plate. In most cases, we share the Sunday plates for an entire month with a selected charity or cause. (In some cases we split a month between two recipients.)

Fifty percent of undesignated cash, undesignated checks, or checks with “share” or “share the plate” on the memo line is provided to the charity or cause. The remaining fifty percent goes toward MVUC operating expenses. Identifiable contributions (checks or money in a marked envelope) are shown as “share” contributions on financial statements periodically provided by the church.

If desired, members may earmark an entire cash or check donation to the designated charity. If that is the intent, please clearly indicate it on the memo line of the check or on an enclosing envelope.

You can also make a Share the Plate contribution online or by using Text-to-Give from your mobile device. In the “Fund” field on the form you fill out, choose either:

  • “Share the Plate” (for a 50% / 50% split between MVUC and the charity or cause), or
  • “Monthly Charities Only” (if you wish to donate 100% to the charity or cause).