Help build U*U churches around the world. In most parts of the globe,
having a building is the visible indication of an established church. Many
governments will not recognize a church unless it has property and a building.
Many newly formed Unitarian and Unitarian Universalist groups meet
in someone’s home or outside for lack of a space. This is true in the
Philippines, in the Khasi Hills of India, in other countries with newly
formed U*U churches. In some countries, U*Us
operate schools (especially elementary schools) and
UUPCC, in conjunction with the UUA and the UU
Funding Panel, is establishing this fund to help these
communities of Unitarians and Unitarian Universalists
build the necessary buildings to lift up the presence of
our faith for all to see.
UUPCC encourages all U.S. and Canadian churches
planning a capital campaign for their own buildings to commit a small percentage—1/2 to 2% of funds raised —to this fund for
international U*U buildings. Small groups and individuals can contribute
International Unitarian churches, schools and orphanages will be encouraged
to apply for grants. Please contact the UUPCC if your church would
like to designate a country and/or be in contact with the congregation they
help. UUPCC representatives would be pleased to talk with a member of
the capital campaign committee directly. Please contact us at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 781-275-1710 to speak with someone directly.