The October Special Offering will be split between two denominational offerings that focus on social justice and the legacies of racism. The Reconciliation offering of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) funds the Reconciliation Ministry, helping congregations address racism. One-third of the Neighbors In Need offering of the United Church of Christ supports the Council for American Indian Ministry, and the other two-thirds of the offering is used by the UCC’s Justice and Witness Ministries to support a variety of justice initiatives, advocacy efforts, and direct service projects through grants. You can learn more about these ministries of the wider church at http://reconciliationministry.org/ and http://www.ucc.org/nin.
The offering will be formally received on Sunday, October 8. As with all our special offerings, you are welcome to give at any time (always make checks payable to Niles Discovery Church). You can also give online: go to our church webpage, click the “donate” button at the top of the page, and select the appropriate special offering.
Niles Discovery Church receives a special offering each month. With that many possibilities for special giving, you may need to choose which ones are most important to you. You can see the schedule of special offerings at http://bit.ly/speoff2017 or call the church office and we will mail you one.