An experienced Conference minister has been named to lead philanthropy ministries in the national setting of the United Church of Christ. The Rev. Kent Siladi will join the UCC’s Office of Philanthropy, Technology, Identity and Communication Sept. 1 as director of philanthropy.Read more
The suggested offering date is Pentecost Sunday, May 31st, 2020.
Congregations are encouraged to use the videos below in their virtual worship services as testimonials.
Conversation with Chris Davies
Conversation with Billie Watts of Touchstone Community Church
Conversation with Elizabeth Dilley
The Strengthen the Church offering supports the expansion of ministry and growth of UCC local congregations. Your support of this offering will help the UCC fulfill on its commitment to creating a just world for all by investing in new ministries and practices that meet the emerging needs of local communities.
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. Most congregations will receive the STC offering on Pentecost Sunday, May 31st, 2020.
Promotional items for the 2020 offering
- 2020 Strengthen the Church Worship Insert
- 2020 Strengthen the Church Worship Resource
- 2020 Strengthen the Church Announcement Letter Template
- 2020 Strengthen the Church Seek & Find
- 2020 Strengthen the Church Testimonial Resource
- 2020 Strengthen the Church Visioning Exercise for Congregation
Note: All UCC churches that have given to the Strengthen the Church offering in the past four years should receive a supply of worship bulletins and offering envelopes in their automatic shipment. If you need more of these, please contact UCC Resources at 1.800.537.3394 or order online at uccresources.com.