Neighbors in Need Offering, Starting Sunday, Oct. 18

Neighbors in Need Offering, Starting Sunday, Oct. 18

Neighbors in Need Offering
Starting this Sunday, October 18, we will collecting for the UCC’s Neighbors in Need offering fund. Neighbors in Need is the UCC’s annual offering to support ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States, including the Council for American Indian Ministries (CAIM), justice and advocacy efforts, and direct service projects funded by the UCC’s Justice and Witness Ministries. 

Two-thirds of the Neighbors in Need offering is used by the UCC’s Justice and Witness Ministries to fund a wide array of local and national justice initiatives, advocacy efforts, and direct service projects. Working with members of the UCC Justice and Peace Action Network, Justice and Witness continues its strong policy advocacy work on issues such as the federal budget, voting rights, immigration, health care, hate crimes, civil liberties, and environmental justice.

One-third of the offering supports the UCC’s Council for American Indian Ministries (CAIM). Historically, forebears of the UCC established churches and worked with Lakota,  Dakota, Nakota, Mandan, Hidatsa, Arickara, and Hocak. Today there are 20 UCC congregations on reservations and one urban, multi-tribal UCC congregation in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

If you’d like to see more about Neighbors in Need, you can watch a video from the UCC here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yB3kTFyItHY&feature=emb_title