Generosity During Crises

Helpful strategies for sustaining stewardship when we can’t pass the plates


Congregations face financial challenges related to the pandemic.  Over 84% of individual donations to a congregation come in through the offering plate. Now that most congregations ceased in-person gatherings, we need to equip congregations with new ways to receive gifts.

Andrew Warner, along with national UCC staff, created a video that offers helpful strategies for your church to consider. No one solution will work for every congregation, so we lift up a range of four ideas that may be useful for your congregation to implement.

  • Encouraging people to mail in donations they would have placed in the offering plate
  • Promoting auto-bill pay
  • Setting up online giving for those congregations who don’t currently have this option
  • Inviting annual givers to make their donation in April

Check out these resources to learn how you can put these strategies to work. 

Andrew Warner can be reached via cell phone, 414-758-6233, or by email.

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