Envelopes for your Neighbors in Need offering were distributed in the bulletin last week and are still available in the pew racks.
Through the Neighbors in Need offering, the church expresses a common commitment to justice and compassion throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. One-third of the offering supports the work of the Council for American Indian Ministry (CAIM), including much-needed financial support for 20 American Indian congregations in the UCC. Two-thirds of the offering supports justice advocacy and direct service projects such as just-peace programs and community grants.
Although the number and amount of requests far exceed the amount of dollars available, allocated funds are used to plant seeds in congregations and organizations for programs that creatively address systemic issues of injustice on the local, regional, national, or international level. Careful attention is given to make sure that every Neighbors in Need grant recipient reflects the UCC’s vision of being a church of Jesus Christ that is multi-racial, multi-cultural, open and affirming, and accessible to all.
Help us plant more seeds of justice in 2016. Make your donation today to our Neighbors in Need.