Starting May 24, Old First will be receiving the Strengthen the Church special mission offering of the United Church of Christ. Simply put, this offering builds the UCC’s future today.
Your gift to this offering helps start new UCC churches—often in places where none exist. Gifts to Strengthen the Church also go to struggling churches needing a little help to renew themselves for ministry in a new day. Strengthen the Church helps our church to grow and thrive—now and into the future.
Many of tomorrow’s church leaders will be the youth in our congregations today. Everyone agrees that a focus on youth is critical for the future of the church—and for the lives of our youth today. Strengthen the Church supports creative programs for youth and young adults and nurtures current and future leaders.
Strengthen the Church gifts help to create vibrant church communities of extravagant welcome today, and ensure they will continue to exist into the future.