Mission Work Information


by Mary Schaller Blaufuss, UCC national setting Team Leader: One Great Hour of Sharing and UCC Volunteer Ministries

How will the United Church of Christ be relevant in the 21st century?  In what ways are we shaping the authenticity of this faith community of tomorrow by the faith and commitment we live today?   In other words, how are we “Keeping it Real?”  

The mission opportunities included here give an entry point into these questions. In this complex world we are pulled in many directions by information overload, but may feel disconnected to roots or community that help us figure out how to utilize that information for the good of God’s world. 

 

Opportunities through the United Church of Christ

Mission trips by state; planning and preparation; pre-and post-trip liturgies and more

UCC Mission Trips: Ages 10 and up

Volunteer in Disaster Recovery: Compassion in action. New trips added to Houston,

Florida, for hurricane recovery efforts

Young Adult Service Communities: young adults, long term. 

Summer Communities of Service: adults; collaboration with Alliance of Baptists

Partners in Service Program: adults; one month to one year or more

Back Bay Mission: all ages

UCC resources for youth mission leaders:

"Catch the Service Bug" videos: Preparing for your mission trip with youth

The Transformative Mission Trip Experience: Leaders' Resources 

 

Opportunities Through Global Ministries 

Be a Global Mission intern

Group Mission pilgrimage

Young adult opportunities

Mission priority positions

Child and elder sponsorship program

 

Opportunities through Church World Service

Assemble school or hygiene kits or clean-up buckets

Donate a blanket

Welcome a refugee

Join a CROP Hunger Walk

 

Others

City Mission: Christmas shop, MLK. Day of Service, Boston Immersion

Worcester Area Mission: ReachOut Worcester, Matthew 25, Habitat for Humanity