Giving to the United Church of Christ

Thank you for donating to our church. Without your support, it wouldn’t be possible to make a positive impact in our community through spreading the Gospel and missions outreach. Learn more about how we use your gift and ways to give.


What is Stewardship?

Whenever you share yourself you are being a good Steward.

Call someone who may need to hear a friendly voice or share a meal with someone whose cupboard may be barer than yours, and you can be proud to be a good Steward. “We make a living by what we get, but we make life by what we give.”

Winston Churchill

We encourage support of our congregation’s pledge program each year. Our Stewardship Council is glad to give you information about how to join our pledge program.

We are grateful for other gifts to our church during our Sunday Worship service and gifts by check, cash or online, using the “donate” button above.

The Endowment Fund is always grateful for gifts and we have an active Investment Committee who oversees planned giving.

If you’d like to give a gift in honor or memory of someone please make a check out to the church and designate the name of the person to whom it is dedicated. Or click on the Donate button  and choose “Memorial Gift” from the drop down menu.  For large donations our Investment Committee can help you decide how we can best use your gift.  We are grateful for funds that are given without stipulation so we can determine where the funds are needed the most.

OCWM Basic support enables associations, conferences, the national setting, and some of our affiliated partners to continue providing the care and services that are vital to the United Church of Christ. OCWM Basic support is generally given at local churches, where the funds are then sent to their associations and conferences before being forwarded to the national offices in Cleveland. (Individual donors are encouraged to give through their local churches for Our Church’s Wider Mission Basic Support)

Strengthen the Church 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 does not have a strong presence. It also provides support for existing church’s new initiatives.

One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) works with international partners to provide sources of clean water, food, education and health care, small business micro-credit, advocacy and resettlement for refugees and displaced persons and emergency relief and rehabilitation. OGHS also supports domestic and international ministries for disaster preparedness and response.

Neighbors in Need supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States, including the Council for American Indian Ministries (CAIM), justice and advocacy, and direct service projects supported by Justice and Local Church Ministries.

This offering is received on First Sunday of October as part of World Communion Sunday.

The Christmas Fund for the Veterans of the Cross and the Emergency Fund is a Special Mission Offering that congregations have been supporting for over 100 years. The offering is administered through the United Church Board for Ministerial Assistance, the charitable arm of the Pension Boards. Funds provide direct financial support to those who serve the church and are facing financial difficulties. Active and retired clergy, lay employees, and their surviving spouses may be eligible for the Supplementation of Small Annuities, Supplementation of Health Premiums, Emergency Grants, and/or Christmas “Thank You” Gift Checks. This offering is received on the Sunday before Christmas.

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