First Sunday Plate

As a way of partnering with others, First Unitarian Church of Dallas gives away its total first-Sunday-of-the-month collection plate as a donation to another non-profit organization that does important work in the world reflecting the core values of our community.

First Sunday recipients are nominated by members of First Church, many of whom are directly involved with the organizations they recommend. The nomination form is available HERE. Application deadlines are April 1 (for July-December collections) and October 1 (for January-June collections).

Nominations received by the church are reviewed, and recipients are selected, by the First Sunday Committee. Current First Sunday Committee members are as follows: Andrea Chaney (Chair & Liaison Officer), Jane Ramberg, Michael Heinlen, Steven Dennis, Clinton Swingle, Flannery Currin and Patty Jantho. Committee guidelines are posted HEREQuestions, comments, and nomination forms can be sent to firstsunday@dallasuu.org.

First Sunday

Plate Collections – 2016

January

City Square

$6,783.80

February

Reading Partners of N. TX

$4,750.83

March

Promise House

$5,277.08

April

First U Youth – YRUU /COA

$6,296.50

May

TX UU Justice Ministry Ed. Network

$5,062.00

June

Human Rights Initiative N. TX

$3,830.88

July

special collection

Health Volunteers Overseas

Dallas Police Officers

$4,817.54

$36,337.05

August

special collection

Texas Equal Access Fund

Baton Rouge Flood Relief

$4,911.00

$3,684.08

September

North Texas Food Bank$3,944.63 (to date)

October

Texas Conservation Alliance

November

North Dallas Shared Ministries

December

First Sunday

Plate Collections – 2015

JanuaryCity Square$6,532.65
FebruaryLIFT$4,659.80
MarchHabitat for Humanity$8,802.00
AprilDallas Area Interfaith$5,203.00
MayThanksgiving Foundation$3,008.62
JuneDallas Children’s Advocacy Center$3,841.73
JulyNTARuPT$3,023.00
AugustFamily Gateway$3,742.65
SeptemberPlanned Parenthood$22,092.00
OctoberNorth Texas Food Bank$4,627.15
NovemberNorth Dallas Shared Ministries$8,704.65
DecemberJericho Road$15,296.26