“I give as I would receive, richly, freely, promptly, generously, in the Father’s name and spirit. I give because it is Godlike to give. I give because I have received so much from life. I give because I am able to give, because I want to give, because it makes me feel good to give. I put a blessing upon every service I render, upon the ideas I share with others, the appreciation and opinions I express, the checks I write, the currency I dispense, so that others may feel the joy and happiness I find in giving, sharing, communicating. I praise God that He permits me to be a channel of service, of bounty, of well-being, of creative ideas. I give and receive in His name and spirit.”
~Ernest C. Wilson
2 Corinthians 9:8…”And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work.”
Honor someone you love…
You can help support our ministry and create a permanent tribute (for instance, with a plaque or inscription, a chair for the Sanctuary) to honor, celebrate, remember, and appreciate someone special in your life. On November 10, 2013 Unity of Surprise held a very special service dedicating our Wall of Hearts and Garden. For more information on how you can add your very special someone, pet, business to our wall, call Unity of Surprise (623) 214-3884. For a minimal cost of $75.00 you, too, can Celebrate the Life, or your Love of that very special someone in your life. Chair plaques are now available for $25.00 each. Stop in at the bookstore to purchase your gift.
Several years ago Unity of Surprise members renamed our Building Fund to better reflect our intentions as a ministry. It was named the ‘Growth Fund’ as a way in which people could contribute to the future growth of our ministry.
It was determined that the ‘Growth Fund’ money could be used in various ways pertaining to the growth of Unity of Surprise.
Monies from the ‘Growth Fund’ are used in ways that support our growth as a ministry as well as being saved for a future property purchase or a ‘build out’ and expenses involved in leasing a building.
As with all the money received at Unity of Surprise, the ‘Growth Fund’ is tithed on.
Ways to Give…
You can contribute to the future of Unity of Surprise by giving to the ‘Growth Fund’ above and beyond your regular tithe. You can use the colorful envelopes available or simply mark your check ‘Growth Fund’ on the memo line and mail or bring it with you to church. You may also use your credit or debit cards.
Attend Special Events
You can also contribute to the ‘Growth Fund’ by attending the special events sponsored throughout the year by Unity of Surprise. The money raised at these events directly fund our future.
Other Ways to Give
There are almost as many variations on ways to make a donation to the ‘Growth Fund’ as there are needs to be met. Explore this section to discover new ways to make a gift that also takes into consideration your personal circumstances and the needs of your heirs.
Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible. Manage your AmazonSmile Account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile using a single account. On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you will be prompted to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. The program will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make on AmazonSmile will result in a donation automatically. Just remember to choose Unity Church of Surprise as your non-profit organization to support.
Fry’s Community Reward Program
Simply create an online Fry’s Account by going to http://www.frysfood.com/ and select ‘Register’. ‘Under Sign-In’ information, enter your email and create a password. Then select’ Use Card Number’ and enter your Fry’s V.I.P. Card Number, last name and postal code. Under ‘Select Your Preferred Store’ enter your postal code. Choose your store then select ‘Create Account’. You will then be prompted to check your email for a confirmation email.
You are now ready to register for the Fry’s Community Rewards Program. Go to https://www.frysfood.com/topic/community?activePage=community-rewards-2 and ‘Sign In’.Once in, select ‘My Account then select “Account Settings’ from the drop down menu. Click ‘edit’ under Community Rewards. If prompted, enter personal information. Under ‘Find Your Organization’ enter Unity Church of Surprise or simply use our NPO #38038. Select the box next to our organization and ‘save’ changes. Shop as usual saving gas points and sending a donation from your shopping experience to Unity Church of Surprise. Your gas points are not affected by your donation. Remember too, that the first Wednesday of the month is Senior Day and seniors receive an additional 10% off their food purchase at checkout.
Help Unity of Surprise continue our great work by using one of the most popular and simplest ways to make a gift, naming Unity of Surprise in your will.
Continue supporting our work even after your lifetime by naming us as a beneficiary of your retirement plan, life insurance or insurance annuity assets.
Charitable Gift Annuities
You can make a donation and, in turn, receive a fixed annuity payment each year for life.
Charitable Remainder Trusts
In the right circumstances, this plan to donate to the ‘Growth Fund’ can increase your income, reduce your taxes, unlock appreciated investments, rid you of investment worries and ultimately provide very important support.
Memorial and Honorary Gifts
If you have a family member or friend whose life has been touched by Unity, we hope you’ll consider making a gift to Unity of Surprise in honor of that person.
Discover a powerful way to make a gift to us in your name or in the name of a loved one while realizing tax benefits for your kindness.
Give Your Home, But Live There for Life
Find out how you can make a gift to Unity of a remainder interest in your home, receive sizable tax benefits now and continue living in your home for the rest of your life.
Donor Advised Funds
Access the giving power of a private foundation without the expense or complexity.
Charitable Lead Trusts
Make a donation now while reducing the tax burden for your heirs in the future.
For information on the opportunities to contribute to the future of Unity of Surprise described in this section, see your attorney or financial planner.
Spiritual Practice of Tithing
What Is a Tithe?
The word “tithe” means a tenth. To tithe is to return 10% of all we receive to a person, place or institution from which you have been spiritual fed. Spiritually fed means that which inspires us, teaches us, reminds us of the Truth and causes us to remember who we really are… human beings created in the likeness of God, filled with the Spirit of God, expressing as a spiritual being in a human body.
What About Tithing to Charity?
We do not give to charity in place of a tithe. We tithe to where we are spiritually fed, giving to God first, and then we give over and above our 10% tithe. As a tithing ministry, Unity of Surprise tithes 10% to support the growth of Unity Principles and 1% to a charitable organization in our community. This may include individuals, organizations, churches or groups.
“One of the most practical and sensible ways of seeking God’s kingdom first is to be a tither, to put God first in finances. It is the promise of God, the logical thing to do, and the experience of all who have tried it, that all things necessary to your welfare have been added to you in an overflowing measure.”
-Charles Fillmore, Unity’s Co-Founder, from his book, Prosperity
Trust that God is your Source, Your infinite supply.
Thank you for holding the future of Unity of Surprise in prayer and for your financial contributions.
Come grow with ‘US’!
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