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 special offering will be officially received on Sunday, October 11, however, you are welcome to give to any of our Special Offerings at any time. You can see the schedule of special offerings at http://j.mp/1EA735B or call the church office and Randy will mail you one.
Thanks to your generosity, the September special offering is for Heifer International raised over $2200. Our Sunday School children will decide what animals they want to support through Heifer using this money.
August update: We delivered 59 backpacks, 2 boxes of paper and spirals, and 5 bags of other school supplies to the Family Resource Center in time for families to get ready for school. They were thrilled!