Charitable Giving and Donations are critical parts of Emerson’s ability to provide a valued program to our community.  We do this through a variety of programs; Pledging, Fundraising, the Emerson Scrip program, Fair Trade purchases, and Amazon support programs (Associates and Smile).

We are a generous and caring community and all of these funds are invaluable in helping to support and finance the important work of our church.  Nearly 60% of the money collected by Emerson UU comes from pledges, and there were over 85 pledging households last year.  Pledges are definitely tax deductible.  The pledging season begins in March.


Emerson has two or three major fundraising events every year, including the Fall Service Auction, a Rummage Sale in the spring, and a Summer Silent Auction.

A scrip program gives Emersonians the power to fundraise all the time, without doing anything more than using scrip gift cards to pay for our everyday shopping, including groceries, gasoline, a double dip on Amazon purchases, restaurants and fast food joints, department stores, and theaters. To sign up, and for more information, go to:

Equal Exchange’s mission is to build long-term trade partnerships that are economically just and environmentally sound, to foster mutually beneficial relationships between farmers and consumers and to demonstrate, through our success, the contribution of worker co-operatives and Fair Trade to a more equitable, democratic and sustainable world.  The money collected is donated back to Emerson
for our Hospitality gatherings after the church service.

Emerson UU Church participates in the Associates Program, whereby we receive a commission (see table below) each time almost anything is purchased using the Amazon link on our website.

You pay the same Amazon prices, and log into your Amazon account as usual when checking out.

Most departments qualify for a commission – the key is to enter through the Emerson UU Church link on our website.  You can click on the image, or copy and paste the following link into your browser:

You may also bookmark this link for quicker entry on return visits. This link will take you to a screen with the search box and from there you can search for the items as you would normally. If you should exit and wish to resume shopping, you must re-enter through the link for your purchases to be credited to us.

The table below shows how the commission’s work.

Thank you, and everyone you forward this link to, for supporting Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church.

Emerson will soon ALSO have a link to our Amazon.Smile program.  This is a way to change your regular account to a Smile account, and then designate a charity so that for every purchase, Emerson receives .5% of the sale.  You have the same membership, and the website is the same as the regular website.

You can participate in BOTH the Associates program, AND the Smile program.  Just remember to click on the “Support Our Church” icon before going to the