What is a Tithe?

The word tithe means a tenth. To tithe is to return 10% of all we receive to a person, place or institution from which we have received spiritual food.

Unity Northwest Church is committed to tithing 10% of all receipts to those places where our ministry has been spiritually fed. This may include individuals, organizations, churches or groups.  Monthly, the board and Senior Minister prayerfully discern where the tithe should be given. Some examples of where UNW tithes are below:

  • Unity Worldwide Ministries

  • Silent Unity

  • Great Lakes Unity Regional Conference

  • Martha Creek

Common Questions about Tithing

What Is Spiritual Food?

Spiritual food is that which inspires us, teaches us, reminds us of the Truth and causes us to remember who we really are. 

Why Tithe?

Tithing establishes order in our life and the life of our ministry. God first!

Tithing is a sure way to prosper.

Tithing enables us to bless others through the work of God.

We tithe, not primarily because we are supposed to, but because we joyfully want to. We tithe because we have discovered that it is a great and creative adventure, and because its rewards are surprising, enriching, increasing, and unending

What About Tithing to Charity?

When discussing tithing, we are often asked about giving to charity. However, we do not give to charity in place of a tithe. We tithe to where we are spiritually fed, giving to God first, and then we give over and above our 10% tithe. A tithe is an act of worship. 

If you prefer you can mail a donation to: 
Unity Northwest Church 
259 E. Central Road 
Des Plaines, IL  60016
All gifts to Unity Northwest Church are tax-deductible. God bless you and thank you for your support!