The word Stewardship refers to the careful and responsible management of something of value entrusted to one’s care. RRUUC adds meaning and value to our lives, and each and every one of us must play a role as stewards, together, to care for a place we hold dear.

Even if virtually for now, this is where we build community, find solace and joy, and enjoy music and good company on the path to spiritual growth. This is where our children learn to care for others and the world. It’s also where we find the will to speak out, act with courage, and work for justice. Your financial support sustains this place that inspires us to be better people and to create a better world.

All new congregants who become part of our spiritual community are invited to support the congregation’s goals by pledging and making contributions. However, membership is not required to pledge. We welcome pledges from those who choose not to formally join the congregation.

The 2020 Stewardship Campaign has concluded – but you can still make a pledge!

The annual stewardship campaign is when we raise the bulk of the money we need to fund our operations for RRUUC’s financial year, which runs from July 1 to June 30. Pledges have typically funded about 75-80 percent of annual operating expenses. We seek pledges during the annual campaign to find out how much everyone is going to give because that makes it possible to plan next year’s budget.

The 2020 stewardship campaign yielded a total of $949,433 from 341 pledges for River Road’s operating budget for the 2020-2021 fiscal year. Bravo to our congregation for this incredible demonstration of commitment during what continues to be a challenging time.

While the campaign has ended, we continue to welcome pledges. They can be paid in installments during the course of the year or in a lump sum if you prefer. We request that all pledges be paid by June 30, 2021.

When does the next campaign begin?

We will kick off the 2021-2022 stewardship campaign in late February/early March of 2021.

What other fundraising activities are underway at River Road?

Our beloved building is in need of a new roof and gutters sooner than we had anticipated. If you’d like to contribute to this Fall 2020 Special Appeal or would like additional information, please contact You can find more about this project here.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you’re considering or ready to make a pledge to support the congregation, here are some common questions people ask:

How much should I pledge?

When should I pledge and how can I pledge?

How can I fulfill my pledge?

What is a pledge and how is it different from a gift?

What about the money we donate during the Sunday offering, whether in-person or online?

Who pledges?

How can I learn more about RRUUC’s operating budget?

What if I want more information?

Please contact us! You can send your question by email to