For over 100 years, the Christmas Fund for the Veterans of the Cross and the Emergency Fund has been away to ensure that alight of love and hope will always shine for faithful servants of our church who find themselves facing unforeseen financialneed.
We are grateful for the generosity of churches and individuals who contributed a total of $2,539,471 to the 2018 Offering, enabling us to provide Pension Supplementation, Health Premium Supplementation, special grants for emergencies, and Christmas “ThankYou” Gift Checks to over 1,000 individuals and families in need.
The suggested date for the Christmas Fund offering is December 22, 2019. The resources in this Offering Guide are also available online, along with a brief video, at christmasfund.org.
On behalf of the hundreds of clergy and lay employees and their families whose lives were touched by your support of last year’s Christmas Fund Offering, we offer our sincere thanks for your generosity!
The Pension Boards–United Church of Christ, Inc. and United Church Board for Ministerial Assistance