UCC Special Mission Offerings

United Church of Christ Special Mission Offerings (SMO) exist to allow congregations and individuals to meet people at points of critical need in their lives.  The SMOs allow a common witness and make a collective positive impact. 

Our church has identified four areas where these critical human needs exist:

  • in places lacking health and educational resources and where disaster has struck:

  • within systems of injustice that oppress daily life and opportunity;

  • in the lives of church leaders without sufficient resources to live with dignity;

  • in the nurture of youth and congregations just beginning their lives of faith.


Christmas Fund for the Veterans of the Cross and the Emergency Fund:  The Christmas Fund provides UCC congregations and members and an opportunity to reach our in kindheartedness to those who have faithfully shepherded our Church and who now find themselves facing unexpected needs.

One Great Hour of Sharing:  Giving Help, Hope and Life

Channels resources for international programs in health, education, agricultural development, emergency relief, refugee ministries, and both international and domestic disaster response 

Strengthen the Church:  Faithfully Building the Body of Christ

Strengthen the Church funds efforts to reimagine and build the future of the United Church of Christ.  Share at the Conference and national levels, Strengthen the Church largely supports youth ministries and full-time leaders for new churches in parts of the country where the UCC voice has not been heard.

Neighbors in Need:  Annual offering to support ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States.

Click on link To make a donation:  UCC Special Offerings and please indicate which fund you would like to contributed to.

Thank you for your support!

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