Giving to ORUUC

Want to join us in our mission of people coming alive with purpose and passion, toward a more loving East Tennessee? Your generosity enables us to help more and more people experience a life-changing relationship, with one another, and with Life. We are truly grateful for your donation and hope the convenience and simplicity of online giving will be helpful to you.

When you give, you partake in the interdependence at the heart of all things.  You are no longer alone, anxiously defending your own private hoard.  You are committing to the common good, to a shared adventure.  This is the essence of Unitarian Universalism: doing life together.

Your gifts support the ministries of Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church, and they help lives throughout the community.  But you'll notice that giving does something else: helps you live the way you've been wanting to live.  Faithfully. Abundantly.  Generously.  With commitment.  Thank you for sharing.


How does Online Giving Work?

Just click on the GIVE NOW button at the bottom of this page, and you will see the following screen.

  • Enter the amount that you wish to give, and select the fund to which your gift will be applied. You can choose any of the funds, including Plate, Pledge, or any one of the targeted giving funds, such as the Minister’s Discretionary Fund.

  • Your email address is needed so that the system can send you a receipt for your gift.

  • If you have an ORUUC Realm account, you will be asked for the password to that account and will then be logged in, and will see the following screen. Note that you can even set up recurring payments. The example below is a contribution of $3.00 to the Split-the-plate fund of the Sunday offering, and will occur every Sunday until such time as you choose to change the frequency or amount of the gift. The first time you use this feature, you will be prompted for the payment method you wish to use. After that it will be remembered.



  • If you do not have an ORUUC Realm account, you will be taken to the following screen for supplying basic contact and payment method information. As with text-to-give, you may pay via credit/debit card, checking account, or savings account. Note that there is no way to enter a recurring donation. For that you must have an ORUUC Realm account. Contact the church office for information on how to get one.


  • Once your donation or fee has been processed, you will receive an email notification confirming the transaction. You will continue to receive your annual contribution statements in the mail as you have in the past, and your online contributions will appear on these statements.


  • If you have an ORUUC Realm account, you'll be able to view all of your contribution history at any time and print a contribution statement if you wish.