Now more than ever we need your help to provide all the supports needed to keep our Beacon Community thriving. You belong here as we nurture each other through times of grief and loss, celebrate lives, and learn together how we might use our unique talents and gifts to better support the communities where we live and joyfully thrive together.
Why do we pledge?
Beacon is completely funded by the generous donations of our members and friends. Our pledge is a promise of what we will donate to Beacon over the following year (January to December 2024). We pledge now so the treasurer knows what income to expect in order to prepare a budget to present to the congregation in December and to use in January. We pledge to ensure that Beacon and its resources are here for us and for others now and in the future.
How do I pledge?
Please use our fillable 2024 Pledge Form to tell us what you plan to donate to Beacon in 2023 and how you will fulfill your pledge.
You may fulfill your pledge by:
- Pre Authorized Debit (PAD): If you have an ongoing monthly PAD, tell us if you will be continuing this support in 2023 and any changes you wish to make. If you do not have a PAD and want to start one, please contact Admin Support for the form.
- Cheque(s): payable to Beacon Unitarians and mailed to #414 – 552A Clarke Road, Coquitlam, BC, V3J 0A3
- E-transfer(s): (please contact Admin Support for the email address to use)
- Donation of securities
- Pre-pay: A few people like to pay their pledge for the new year (2023) in one lump sum at the end of the current year (2022) for tax purposes.
Whatever way works for you, will be joyfully accommodated!
How much should I pledge?
We place a high value on diversity in our congregation—diverse views, backgrounds, and experiences. Included in this diversity is a diversity of financial resources and responsibilities. Each of us has to make our own decisions about the right level of financial commitment to make. Your pledge is completely confidential. Many people contribute a percentage of their income and find the Fair Share Contribution Guide helpful. Please see the Did you know Tax Guide for the tax benefits of charitable giving.
Please also consider leaving a Gift to Beacon in your will.
We urge you to give generously, as you always do.
What if my financial circumstances change during the year, if I lose my job or have a financial emergency? Lives are not static. Contact the Minister or the Treasurer (contact page) if you need to adjust your pledge.