Last night I was listening to an episode of Interfaith Voices from 11/03/10 and there was a segment about how churches raise revenue. Apparently it is common for Jewish Synagogues to charge dues rather than pass the plate. In fact, on the Sabbath Orthodox Jews are not suppose to even handle money. I wonder if there are any UU churches which charge dues rather than do a collection? I would think that doing a pledge drive which people usually pay in weekly or monthly installments is similar to paying dues.