Christmas Fund Offering This Week (12.21)

Christmas Fund Offering This Week (12.21)

The Christmas Fund: Remembering Those Who Serve Our Church

This week we will begin taking up the fourth of the UCC’s special offerings, The Christmas Fund (formerly known as Veterans of the Cross). This is a special offering that provides financial aid to retired and active ministers and their surviving spouses and children who face overwhelming financial demands.  This ministry is carried out by the United Church of Christ Pension Boards.  Special offering envelopes will be in this week’s bulletin.

To avoid any confusion… this means there will be two sets of special envelopes available. The Christmas Fund (marked as such) in the bulletin. And then in the pews there are different envelopes (with a picture of Old First’s Creche) for the Christmas Offering for Old First. The proceeds of that offering go to help support the ministries of our church through the General Fund. If you have any questions, please ask Kris Forrest or Gerry Woodruffe.

P.S. Also, remember to pick up your 2015 offering envelopes, in the lower Narthex, at the base of the west set of stairs up to the Sanctuary.