Support Articles

  • Inter Parish Ministries Food Pantry Requests

    Inter Parish Ministries Food Pantry Requests

    Specific Items Needs

    Even though the end of the school year and most graduation parties are recent memories, not many of us are thinking of the start of another school year, yet. However, Inter Parish Ministries (IPM) is already gearing up for their annual Back To School (BTS) Drive.

    The staff at IPM has reached out to Heritage to ask if we would donate the following items for the BTS initiative that provides school supplies for hundreds of students.

    • Dry Erase Markers
    • Pens
    • Glue Sticks

    All donations can be placed in the grocery cart in the HUUC Great Hall no later than Sunday, August 4, 2024. All of the supplies will be included in backpacks distributed to families before the opening of school.

    If you have questions, please contact Ann Roberts at 419-350-9064

    IPM Volunteers Needed

    Volunteers serving on a regular schedule are also needed at IPM. Now that the new pantry is open, they are providing more services that require more volunteers. Along with the drive thru pick-ups four days a week, Choice Shopping is now available three afternoons a week. IPM is in need of volunteers in the afternoons with jobs such as front desk receptionist, shelf stockers, greeters, and shopper’s companions.  If you would like to volunteer, contact Marsha Blair at

    or call 513-527-6274. The new pantry is now located at 4623 Aicholtz Rd in Union Township. 

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  • Efficient Inter Parish Ministry (IPM) Giving

    Efficient Inter Parish Ministry (IPM) Giving

    You want to give needed items to IPM (Inter Parish Ministry) but …

    1) You’re unsure of what IPM needs.
    2) You just went to the store & forgot.
    3) You bought something and you planned to bring it to church to put in the donations shopping cart in the great hall but you’re going to be out of town, or you’re zooming to HUUC, or you just plain spaced out.

    Here’s a solution – it’s quick, easy, and you can do it from home.

    Go to:

    2. Click on the big “Ways you can help” button in the top menu ribbon. (If you are using a mobile device, click on the two parallel, horizontal lines at the upper right-hand corner to access the “Ways you can help” button.)
    3. Scroll down to the Amazon Wish Lists (there are five: Pantry Needs, Fresh Start Kitchen, Power Packs, Backpack Program, Personal Care Items)

    Depending on which program you want to support, click on the corresponding button and it will take you to the Amazon wish list, with suggested items matching the needs of that program. The items you select will be added it to your cart and, upon payment, just select the address for IPM (it will appear as one of your address options)

    That’s it, you’re finished! You’ve helped those in need and didn’t even have to get up off the couch! More importantly, the items selected are things IPM needs that match the needs of the neighbors IPM serves.

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  • Step Up to Serve Heritage Church

    Step Up to Serve Heritage Church

    This spring brings many opportunities for you to step into leadership and serve Heritage Church and our wider denomination. Here are just a few:

    Have you considered serving on our HUUC Board of Trustees or on our Endowment Committee? Nominate yourself or someone else by contacting Board Vice-President Julie Kane, at :

    There are three three-year Board terms open beginning in July. There is one three-year term for the Endowment Committee beginning in July.

    Would you like to get involved in Unitarian Universalism in the Greater Cincinnati area? Consider stepping up to represent Heritage on the UU Council of Greater Cincinnati. Again, apply to Julie Kane (see email address above). 

    All candidates will be voted on at our Annual Meeting on June 2, 2024.

    Interested in being a delegate from Heritage to this year’s online-only UUA General Assembly? Speak with Board President Jaime Castle at:

    You may have heard that there are important matters being voted on during G.A. this June. Heritage is entitled to four lay delegates, each of whom has a vote in those matters. We’d love to have our full slate of delegates filled this year, so if you’ve been thinking about this kind of involvement, now is the time to toss your hat in the ring. You don’t even have to leave the comfort of your own home, or your own laptop! If you have questions about General Assembly, speak with Rev. Bill Gupton at:

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  • How to Make Your Kroger Plus Card Help HUUC

    How to Make Your Kroger Plus Card Help HUUC

    Kroger Community Rewards is an easy way you can help support HUUC with no cost and almost no effort. Through this program, every time you scan your Kroger shopper’s card and make a purchase, Kroger will donate a small amount to HUUC at no additional cost to you. Here’s how you can help:

    Go to and click on the “Sign In” button in the top-right corner to open the dropdown menu.

    • Already have an account? Click “Sign In” from the dropdown menu and enter your email and password to log in.
      • If you don’t remember your password, you can click the “Forgot Password?” link right below the password input field and follow the instructions.
    • Don’t have an account yet? Click “Create Account” from the dropdown menu and follow the instructions to create your account. Be sure to have your Kroger card handy so that you can enter the number to link your card to your account.
    • Don’t have a Kroger card? Ask for one during your next Kroger visit.

    After you are logged in, click the “My Account” link, located in the same “Sign In” dropdown menu you clicked at the beginning.

    On the My Account page, scroll down and click the Community Rewards link from the menu on the left-hand side of the page.

    Click the blue “Enroll” button

    In the search bar under “Find an Organization”, type in “heritage universalist”, then hit enter.  You can also search by or organization number, GM909.

    You should see a list of organizations pop up and HUUC will be the first one on the list.  It is listed as:

    Heritage Universalist Unitarian Church
    Organization Address
    2710 Newtown Rd
    Cincinnati, OH 5244

    Click the blue “Enroll” button underneath Heritage. You should now see your status as “enrolled,” and you can confirm that HUUC is listed as the organization name.

    You’re done! Please be sure to scan your Kroger card whenever you shop – if you don’t scan your card, your purchases won’t count for the Community Rewards program.

    This whole process also can be done through the Kroger app on your smart phone, though the exact directions may differ a bit.

    If you have any questions about Kroger Community Rewards or need help, please ask Luke Walczewski at the address below:

    I’m happy to assist.

    Additional directions, as passed out at the HUUC January 14 worship service are available at the online leaflet at this link: HUUC Kroger Community Rewards Instructions

  • E-Shopping Discounts, Internet Searches, and Heritage Fundraising

    E-Shopping Discounts, Internet Searches, and Heritage Fundraising

    What do these three things have in common? Through and its associated you can shop on-line, receive coupon discounts, and search the web, all while donating to Heritage at no cost to you. From Goodshop, you can find discounts from thousands of popular retailers while Goodshop donates a percentage of your purchase cost to Heritage. From Goodsearch, you fundraise for Heritage merely by freely searching the internet.

    What is Goodshop and How to Use It

    Obtain an introduction to Goodshop on their website page: They describe their organization as follows:

    We like to say that we have the most powerful coupons in the world. Not only do we provide the best shopping deals on the internet, but we also make a donation to the nonprofit or school of your choice for almost every purchase you make. That’s right: when you shop with Goodshop you don’t just save. You also give, at no extra cost.”

    You can get the latest coupons and offers for thousands of top retailers, including Amazon, Macy’s, Target, and Best Buy.

    To sign up for Goodshop to donate to Heritage because of your purchases, click this link It will take you to the Goodshop page for you to sign up to adopt Heritage Universalist Unitarian Church as your cause. Go back at any time to to look for more coupons and deals.

    What is Goodsearch and How to Use It

    When you search the internet using Goodsearch, a Yahoo search engine, you help earn donations for our church. If you select HUUC to receive contributions from your search activity via Goodsearch, we receive credits and eventually dollars from this company.

    To activate donations to Heritage from Goodsearch, if you have not already done so, click the link above for Goodshop and sign up to support Heritage Universalist Unitarian Church. Then on that website, click the menu item for Goodsearch. It will take you to a search box where you can search the Internet, just as you would with any other search engine. You can also download a browser extension that will make Goodsearch the default search engine for your browser.

    Each search activity contributes one cent to our annual threshold level $20. Once we achieve that level in a one-year period, we will receive a check for all our searches that year.   

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