Share the Plate

What it is and How it Impacts our Community

Share the Plate is a Social Action funding mechanism that the Social Action and Justice committee initiated in October 2013. Instead of the committee deciding what organizations to support financially, Share the Plate allows the Congregation to choose which Social Action and Justice Organizations to support financially and determine the funding amount through Sunday contributions.

The goals of the Share the Plate program are:

  • broaden UUCSV’s social justice initiatives;
  • promote a heightened sense of awareness and generosity within the congregation;
  • increase the surrounding communities’ awareness of UUCSV.

Share the Plate collections (non-pledge) will be split 50-50 between the recipient organization and the church.

Share the Plate Nomination Application

  1. Any individual, group or committee within UUCSV may propose a recipient of Share the Plate. The proposed recipient’s activities must be consistent with our UU principles.
  2. How can I nominate an organization for StP?
  • It’s easy —- submit an application to the SAJ committee.
  • Print the form below.
  • We ask that the UUCSV sponsor of the proposed recipient be the primary liaison between SAJ and the organization.
  • Complete form and place in SA&J mailbox outside church office.

Share the Plate Nomination Application

Former Share the Plate Recipients:


July – UU Clean Water Fund – West Virginia Flood Relief

August – Barr Children’s Home

September – UUCBR Flood Fund (Baton Rouge Flood Relief

October – Unitarian Universalist Legistative Ministry of Virginia (UULMVA)

November – Henry and William Evans Home for Children

December – No Collection Taken

January – St. Boniface Haiti Relief

February – Concern Hotline

March – Minister’s Discretionary Fund

April – NVAS (Audubon)

May – Habitat for Humanity (Syrian Refugee Build)

June – Friends of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River