Our Church Mission is to share God’s love and help others in our church community, our region, and around the world. We work to create missions that will reach out to individuals and families to help with the problems and stresses associated with today’s society. We do this by collecting school supplies for our local schools, filling Christmas Gift Boxes for children in a local ministry, and we put together packages to send to our military.
We collect offerings for Our Church’s Wider Mission that brings hope to people in the United States and world wide.
MEALS ON WHEELS
Being able to get a hot meal daily means a lot to many residents in our area. The county Meals on Wheels program allows us to do just that. St. Paul’ s has a wonderful group of volunteers who help deliver meals every Thursday to these residents. It’s rewarding to know we can make someone’s day with a hot meal and a warm smile.
One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) is the special mission offering of the United Church of Christ that carries God’s message of love and hope to people in more than eighty countries. The UCC works with international partners to provide sources of clean water and food, education and health care, small business micro-credit, emergency relief, and advocacy and resettlement for refugees and displaced persons. OGHS also supports domestic and international ministries for disaster preparedness and response.
Strengthen the Church, one of four special mission offerings within the United Church of Christ, grows the UCC’s future by:
- Funding new church starts and invigorating existing congregations.
- Nurturing lay and pastoral leadership.
- Building youth and young adult ministries.
- Supporting the God is Stillspeaking Ministry and its extravagant welcome for all within the United Church of Christ.
All gifts are directed to activities and programs of your church’s local conference as well as the UCC’s national ministries.
Neighbors in Need (NIN) is a special mission offering of the UCC that supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States. One-third of NIN funds support the Council for American Indian Ministry(CAIM). Two-thirds of the offering is used by the UCC’s Justice and Witness Ministries(JWM) to support a variety of justice initiatives, advocacy efforts, and direct service projects.
“Changing Lives, That’s Our Church’s Wider Mission” is more than a slogan or phrase; it is the lifeblood of ministry and mission in the United Church of Christ. Thank you for your support of the many local and global ministries provided through your contributions to this offering of our coven ant together. Our covenant as local churches, associations, conferences and the national settings of our denomination is made evident through this mission together.