The Joy of Giving

 “Living is giving. We live life best as we give our strengths, gifts, and competencies . . .

We are called to serve, not survive. Our giving makes a difference in our families, our

congregation, our community, and our faith.” —adapted from Kennon L. Callahan


What are some ways that we can all give to help support our faith community? Here are a few suggestions. Maybe one fits your knowledge, skills, and abilities. Maybe your have your own ideas. Share them with us.



            Clean up after Sunday Fellowship Hour.

            Visit or phone a member or visitor who is feeling under the weather.

            Distribute hymnals and Order of Service before Sunday services.

            Volunteer for community activities. 



            Artistically inclined? Arrange the bulletin board area.

            Good cook? Bring goodies to share during Fellowship Hour.

            Computer guru? Help with the web site.

            Singer? Teach us the words to your favorite songs.

            Board Player? Bring your favorite board game to share during monthly game nights.



            Pledge what you can comfortably give.

            Donate on Sundays.

            Use to donate a portion of your purchases (0.5%).  Use this link to amazon.

            Go to web site, community, community rewards, sign in (or create an account).  UUCC's organization code number: 89683. 

            For further info on the Kroger Rewards card, see below. 


          At Home:  Biological family, roommates, significant others

          At Work:  Co-workers, employers, employees, net workers

          At Play:  Social media, sports teams, civic organizations, charitable organizations, 


            Become a Sunday Service Coordinator.

            Work with the Worship Committee.

            Learn how to become a Board member by talking with a current Board member.

            Run for a seat on the Board of Directors (e.g., president, president elect, treasurer, or secretary)


If you do not have an account on you will need to start one. If you do have an online account, skip to the next section.

  • Go to and click on Register.
  • This will take you to the Create an Account page where you type in your Sign In information.
  • Once you enter all your information, click the orange Create Account button.
  • Now you will need to add your Kroger Plus Card to your online account (if you don't have a Kroger Plus Card you can get a digital one online at this step). Enter your Kroger Plus Card number from your card or your Alternate ID (the 10 digit phone number you provided on your Kroger Plus Card) and the Last Name used to register the Kroger Plus Card.
  • Click the Save button and you have created your Kroger online account and added your card.

Now you will link your Kroger Plus Card to UUCC in the Community Rewards Program

  • Make sure you are signed in to your account.
  • Click on the Community drop down menu near the top of the screen and select Community Rewards.
  • Click on Enroll Now.
  • You can either enter our registration number 89683 or type in Untiartian Universalist Congregation of Cookeville
  • Select UUCC and Enroll. (see graphic below)

You're all done! Thanks again!


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