Share the Plate2018-09-04T14:36:55+00:00

Share the Plate

In keeping with our generous values, our Board Of Governance created a policy that for ten months out of the year (September through June of each Congregational Year), half of our Sunday offertory is given to an outside organization. This Share-the-Plate program divides equally the Sunday general collection between the Congregation’s Operating Fund and a local charity.

Each year, our Social Action Committee chooses five charities to share our abundance with. The other five are voted on at our June Congregational Meeting, after suggestions have been submitted for consideration by our congregation Members.  Some of the groups UUCMC has supported are:

Habitat for Humanity of NE Monmouth County

Covenant House, Asbury Park

Lunch Break, Red Bank

The Parker Family Health Clinic

180 Turning Lives Around

Clean Water Fund

Family Promise of Monmouth County

Planned Parenthood

For the 2018-2019 Congregational Year, some new charities for us are NJ Alliance for Immigrant Justice and Moms Demand Action. Click through to find out more about the important work these charities are doing and why they were chosen in these uncertain times.

Thank you for supporting these causes and the good work they do.  If you are a Member and have a suggestion for next year’s slate, let our Social Action Committee Chair know in the spring.