There are a variety of ways to support USNF financially.


We depend almost entirely upon the generosity of our congregation for funding. Contributions pay our staff, provide religious education, maintain our building, and meet program expenses. Pledges by members and friends during the annual stewardship campaign or upon making a commitment to the Society are the major source of our support.

Our giving campaigns are organized by the Stewardship Committee and usually begin in February. For more information and to make a pledge, please visit our Stewardship Giving Campaign page.

We vary in our capacity to support the Society financially. All are asked to give as generously as possible, consistent with their ability and commitment. For some assistance in deciding your share, go to the Pledge Guide.

How to pay a pledge

Options for paying your pledge

  • Pay your pledge at your own pace by sending a check through the mail, or by setting up your own billpay through your bank.
  • Sign up for automatic payments from your bank account. Contact our office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for details.
  • Pay with a credit card online. Please consider covering the credit card fee so we receive the full benefit of your pledge payment.
  • For further information and ways to save on your taxes while donating to USNF, view Tax Strategies that May Increase the Impact of Your Pledge to the Unitarian Society.

Checks should be made out to "Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence" or "USNF." On the memo line, please write "Pledge" and the fiscal year of the pledge you are paying. Pledge forms and checks can be mailed to:

220 Main St.
Northampton, MA

Plate collections

Weekly plate collections taken during the worship service also contribute to the work we do. (You can also make a "plate collection" donation online.)

Grocery Store Gift Cards

Contribute painlessly when you buy groceries! If you shop at Big Y, Stop and Shop, or River Valley Market for your groceries, consider doing so with store gift cards (scrip) purchased here at the Society. You spend the same amount of money, but the stores donate a percentage of their income to the Society. Help financially support the Society without spending any extra money. Email the office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to order.

Online donations

You can make a donation at any time to contribute to Share the Plate, make a pledge payment, pay for Religious Education fees, or offer general support to the Society.