Generosity

Thank You for Your Generosity!

Your generosity supports the important work we do together in local churches, Associations and the wider church.

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Thank You for Your Commitment!

Your time and commitment supports the important work we do in our local churches, Associations and the wider church.

Volunteer

OCWM

Our Church’s Wider Mission (OCWM) funds the work we do in our Associations our Conference and the national church. OCWM funds are invested in programs, resources and tools to keep Penn Central Conference churches strong, effective and thriving.

Our work here (and subsequently our budget) focuses on pastoral and congregational support, administration and governance, wider church mission and Conference ministries. OCWM is critical to changing lives as it funds 72% of this budget.

What is OCWM (Video)

You can support OCWM by giving generously to your church and encouraging your church to budget generously for OCWM. There is also a link on our Web site home page for OCWM donations (for churches and individuals).

Help sustain our mission for years to come. Consider Penn Central Conference in your estate and financial plans. Please contact Stephanie for additional information.

Estate and Financial Planning

Help sustain our mission for years to come. Consider Penn Central Conference in your estate and financial plans. Please contact Stephanie for additional information.

One Great Hour of Sharing

One Great Hour of Sharing® is the Lenten Offering of the United Church of Christ that supports disaster, refugee, and development activities. The suggested offering date for the One Great Hour of Sharing offering is March 11, 2018.

One Great Hour of Sharing Worship Resources
2018 Videos
2018 Leader Guide
OGHS Resources

Strengthen the Church

Strengthen the Church (STC) is a special mission offering to reimagine and build the future of the UCC. Shared at the conference and national levels, STC largely supports youth ministries and full-time leaders for new churches in parts of the country where the UCC voice has not been heard.

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 20, 2018.

STC Resources

Is Your Church 5 for 5?

The success and sustainability of the United Church of Christ’s ministries is relying on your church’s contribution to basic operating support and mission. Being 5 for 5 means that your church is a leader, providing support to Our Church’s Wider Mission and the Special Mission Offerings: One Great Hour of Sharing, Strengthen The Church, Neighbors In Need and The Christmas Fund.

Neighbors in Need

Neighbors in Need (NIN) is a special mission offering of the UCC that supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States. One-third of NIN funds support the Council for American Indian Ministry(CAIM). Two-thirds of the offering is used by the UCC’s Justice and Witness Ministries(JWM) to support a variety of justice initiatives, advocacy efforts, and direct service projects through grants.

Neighbors in Need grants are awarded to churches and organizations doing justice work in their communities. These grants fund projects whose work ranges from direct service to community organizing and advocacy to address systemic injustice.

There are three categories of NIN grants:

  • Direct Service ($1,000 – $3,000)
  • Advocacy ($3,001 – $5,000)
  • Grass Top ($5,001 – $10,000)

Funding is provided through donations to the Neighbors in Need offering.

Most UCC congregations will receive the NIN offering on October 7, 2018 as part of their World Communion Sunday observance. However, some local churches select another date.

NIN Grant Info

The Christmas Fund

The Christmas Fund provides direct financial assistance to retired and active United Church of Christ authorized ministers and lay employees and their surviving spouses, including pension and health premium supplementation, emergency assistance, and Christmas thank-you checks. A ministry of the Pension Boards, the offering is received annually on the Sunday before Christmas.

This offering is received on the Sunday before Christmas.

The Christmas Fund