Giving to the UCC

Through your generosity, the United Church of Christ achieves its mission: United in Spirit and inspired by God’s grace, we welcome all, love all, and seek justice for all.

Featured: Neighbors in Need

Neighbors in Need (NIN) is a special mission offering of the United Church of Christ that supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States. Neighbors in Need grants are awarded to UCC churches and organizations doing justice work in their communities. These grants fund projects whose work ranges from direct service to community organizing and advocacy to address systemic injustice.

About the Annual Fund

Through your generosity, the United Church of Christ achieves its mission: United in Spirit and inspired by God’s grace, we welcome all, love all, and seek justice for all.

SPECIAL MISSION OFFERINGS

Through your support of the Special Mission Offerings, the United Church of Christ
reaches out to impact the lives of our neighbors, near and far

Help create immediate relief and OCWM Basic support enables associations, conferences, the national setting, and some of our affiliated partners to continue providing the care and services that are vital to the United Church of Christ. Basic support is generally given at local churches, where the funds are then sent to their associations and conferences before being forwarded to the national offices in Cleveland..

Strengthen the Church is a special mission offering to reimagine and build the future of the UCC. Shared at the conference and national levels, it largely supports youth ministries and full-time leaders for new churches in parts of the country where the UCC does not have a strong presence. It also provides support for existing churches’ new initiatives.

One Great Hour of Sharing works with international partners to provide sources of clean water, food, education and health care, small business micro-credit, advocacy and resettlement for refugees and displaced persons and emergency relief and rehabilitation. It also supports domestic and international ministries for disaster preparedness and response.

Neighbors in Need supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States, including the Council for American Indian Ministries (CAIM), justice and advocacy, and direct service projects supported by Justice and Local Church Ministries.

The Christmas Fund offering is administered through the United Church Board for Ministerial Assistance, the charitable arm of the Pension Boards. Funds support those who serve the church and are facing financial difficulties. Active and retired clergy, lay employees, and their surviving spouses may be eligible for the Supplementation of Small Annuities or Health Premiums, Emergency Grants, and/or Christmas “Thank You” Gift.

Become a 5-for-5 Congregation

5-for-5 congregations give to OCWM Basic Support and each of the Special Mission Offerings.

SPECIAL MISSION OFFERINGS

Through your support of the Special Mission Offerings, the United Church of Christ
reaches out to impact the lives of our neighbors, near and far

Do Good Deeds, Abundantly:
Neillsville UCC gives to special
mission offerings

LeShawn Davis Changes Lives in
India

Donor Spotlight: Rachel Chapman,
United Church of Christ Board
Member and Disability Advocate

Stewardship Resources

Download the latest paid stewardship resources and graphics to help your church promote generosity at a local level.

Questions?

Please contact Kent Saladi, Director of Philanthropy, at saladik@ucc.org for questions.ests with us.