Our Unitarian Universalist Fellowship tradition thrives in Dubuque only because we share our talents, time, and financial resources.  As a congregation within the UUA, the UUFD is a non-profit religious organization. We typically don’t receive outside funding, except for occasional grants for special projects. We rely on members & friends contributing financial support to maintain our physical, organizational, and spiritual community.


Once the annual budget is approved, at the Annual Meeting, we ask the congregation to pledge financial support to ensure we have income to cover those expenses.  See Donate for ways to submit pledge payments.

Expense Budget

Each year, we prepare an expense budget to cover the costs of maintaining buildings, managing operations, serving members with programs and services. Here’s an overview of line items:


  • Facilities (utilities, repairs, insurance)
  • Mortgage
  • Supplies
  • Leadership Development
  • Unitarian Universalist Association

Sunday Services

  • Ministers and Guest Speakers
  • Child Care
  • Music and Printing

Other Programs/Committees

  • Care
  • Library
  • Membership
  • Religious Education
  • Social Action