In this, the United Church of Christ's 50th Anniversary year, celebrate a SEASON OF STRENGTHEN THE CHURCH!
Traditionally the Strengthen the Church offering is received on Pentecost Sunday. This year churches are encouraged to kick-off a "Season of Strengthen the Church" on Pentecost, May 27, and receive the offering as an anniversary gift on Sunday, June 24. New resources have been created for this "Season."
As the UCC celebrates its 50th Anniversary, we hear spirited voices speaking about God's deeds in our midst: reaching out to new communities, new immigrants, and new populations through new church starts, mobilizing youth and young adult leaders, and calling new generations to ministry in our increasingly diverse church. Through our gifts to Strengthen the Church, our spirited voices speak about God's deeds of power.
Anniversaries are cause to celebrate – what better way than to Strengthen the Church for its next 50 years!
Through our gifts to Strengthen the Church, we further our commitment to be a multiracial, multicultural church, open and affirming and accessible to all. We strengthen and renew existing congregations. We fund leadership for new congregations. We provide exciting new programs for youth and young adults. We fund leadership development for the whole church. Your generous gifts are used, half by your Conference and half by Local Church Ministries, for these purposes.
(Alternative offering dates are May 27 Pentecost, Thanksgiving, or your church's anniversary.)
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STC Guide 2007
2007 Strengthen the Church Season
Season Kick Off
Blessing Bowl Guide 2007
Blessing Bowl Family Guide 2007
Blessing Bowl Ritual 1
Blessing Bowl Ritual 2
Blessing Bowl Ritual 3
Blessing Bowl Ritual 4
Blessing Bowl Ritual 5
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Resources in RTF
Resources RTF for STC 2007