Special Offerings


 One Great Hour of Sharing

Giving Help, Hope and Life

Supports partners in countries with ministries that fund health, education and agricultural development, emergency relief, refugee ministries and both international and domestic disaster response, administered by Wider Church Ministries, Global Sharing of Resources.  

Received on the fourth Sunday in Lent   New: Great new worship and youth resources related to this offering! Click the title above for more.


Strengthen the Church

Faithfully Building the Body of Christ

Strengthen the Church (STC) is a special mission offering to reimagine and build the future of the UCC. Shared at the conference and national levels, STC largely supports youth ministries and full-time leaders for new churches in parts of the country where the UCC voice has not been heard. As God calls our congregations to be the church in new ways, your generosity will plant new churches, awaken new ideas in existing churches and develop the spiritual life in our youth and young adults. Received on Pentecost Sunday 

 

 

Neighbors in Need

Justice and Compassion Like a Mighty Stream

NIN is a special mission offering of the United Church of Christ that supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States. One-third of NIN funds support the Council for American Indian Ministry(CAIM). Two-thirds of the offering is used by the UCC's Justice and Witness Ministries to support a variety of justice initiatives, advocacy efforts, and direct service projects through grants. Received on World Communion Sunday (October)


The Christmas Fund

Remembering Those Who Serve Our Church

This ministry cares for the active and retired clergy and lay employees of the United Church of Christ. This year's theme is "Shepherding the Light." Your gift to the Christmas Fund will not only assist pastors in need, but also provides for the Supplementation of Small Annuities, Supplementation of Health Premiums, Emergency Grants, and provide Christmas “Thank You” gift checks next December to low-income retirees. 

Received on the Sunday before Christmas