The October special offering will be split between the United Church of Christ’s “Neighbors In Need” all-church offering and the Disciples of Christ’s “Reconciliation” all-church offering. Both of these offerings are justice oriented. One-third of Neighbors In Need offerings support the Council for American Indian Ministry (CAIM) and two-thirds of the offerings are 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. The Reconciliation offering is used to fund our denomination’s mission priority to become a pro-reconciling/anti-racist church. This offering will be officially received on October 12, though, as with all our special offerings, you are welcome to give at any time.
Thanks to your generosity, the September special offering for Heifer International raised $1834.70. The kids in the elementary Sunday School class will decide what animals will be purchased through Heifer International for farmers in developing countries.
You can see the schedule of special offerings at http://bit.ly/1jp11fD or call the church office and Randy will mail you one.