|Dear Church Treasurer,
I send you greetings in this Advent and New Year season. I hope that it’s been a blessed year for your church and that the new year brings an abundance of joy and peace!
As the end of the year comes into sight I’m writing to remind you that the last date for the Conference to receive all contributions intended for 2018 is January 15, 2019. This includes contributions toward United Church Mission and OCWM Basic Support, as well as all of the UCC special offerings – Neighbors in Need, One Great Hour of Sharing, Strengthen the Church, and the Christmas Fund. It also includes Conference fellowship dues for those churches not participating in United Church Mission, so we ask that you might be timely in submitting your dues to your Association Treasurer so that they have time to send them to the Conference. (Note: If your church is in the Barnstable or Hampden Association, your dues are sent directly to the Conference.)
Your church’s financial support of the Massachusetts Conference and National Setting of the United Church of Christ is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your partnership in making the mission and ministry of the wider UCC – support of local churches and their leaders, keeping our churches connected, proclaiming and embodying the good news of God’s love to all people – possible. And as we wait again to receive the one we call Immanuel – God with us – may we continue to live the love and justice of Jesus together so that the world may know this love powerfully.
Grace and peace,