Our annual Stewardship Drive seeks members and friends to affirm and renew their membership and support for the mission of Countryside Church UU (CCUU) for the coming fiscal year (July 1 – June 30). Our Operating Budget is funded by Members and Friends. Pledges are due by March 30 and can be changed at anytime.

Additional Information, including written and video testimonials by church members, can be found below.


Stewardship Resources

  • Cottage Meeting Registration: Register for the final Cottage Meeting, to be held on Zoom on March 21. This is an opportunity to talk about the things that really matter to your. Click here to register.
  • Fair Share Contribution Guide: Your support of CCUU programs and initiatives helps our faith thrive and builds our capacity to fulfill our mission. Money is not easy to talk about. We provide this guide as a way to help.
  • CCUU Accomplishments: Click here to read a list of highlights of our accomplishments so far this year.
  • Make your Pledge for the 2023-24 fiscal year (July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024) by clicking here or on the button below.

Pledges to the operating budget are received with an automatic expiration date of one year. Even if you are currently on Countryside Express, please complete a pledge from or contact the church office to renew your pledge.


Stewardship Testimonials


In 2022, CCUU provided pastoral care to congregants facing a variety of issues.
How we HELPED one another

Thank you for supporting Countryside Church Unitarian Universalist!

Pledge with intention. Pledge to our beloved community.

Aspirations of Membership

As you re-commit to your membership for another year, take time to think about Countryside’s Aspirations of Membership (view the complete text here):

  • Attend Sunday Services and Congregational Meetings. 
  • Seek out and share opportunities for spiritual, ethical, and meaningful growth. 
  • Engage in congregational projects, programs, or events that reach beyond the church.
  • Engage in congregational projects, programs, or events that support the life of the church.
  • Strive to financially support the church and its missions.
  • Share with others outside the church the value of my membership at Countryside Church Unitarian Universalist. 

When do I pay?

Your financial commitment, aka pledge, is due in February-March for the fiscal year which begins on July 1. Payments begin in the new fiscal year, which starts July 1 and continues through June 30, 2024.

What are my payment options?

You may pay by:

  • Check: You may send your check to the church at 1025 N Smith, Palatine IL 60067
  • Bank transfer or credit card: Use this link to set up your online donation. The link takes you to a secure webpage set up by Vanco, who processes EFT & credit card donations for us. (Please note that the church incurs transaction fees of approx. 3% for credit card transactions.)
  • Securities transfer: If you choose this option, please refer to these instructions and please inform the church office or the Board Treasurer before the transfer occurs.