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

Helping to build the future of the United Church of Christ

Strengthen the Church (STC) is a special mission offering to reimagine and build the future of the UCC, shared by National UCC and Conferences where the offering is received. In the National setting, 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. For 2019, all STC contributions that remain in the Massachusetts Conference – 50% of the offering up to $15,000 and 90% of contributions beyond this amount – will exclusively support the Conference’s ministries with children and youth.  As God calls our congregations to be the church in new ways, your generosity will develop the spiritual life of children and youth, train and inspire adult leaders for ministry among them, and help us reimagine and shape what faith formation means in the 21st century.  Received on Pentecost Sunday (June 9)

 

 

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