Our Mission offerings
Special Offerings of the United Church of Christ:
Our Church's Wider Mission (OCWM)
This mission funds the work the UCC does in its Associations and Conferences, and in the national and global church. OCWM funds are invested in programs, resources, and tools needed to keep local UCC churches strong, effective, and growing.
Learn more about Our Church's Wider Mission
One Great Hour of Sharing
Supports partners in countries with ministries that fund health, education and agricultural development, emergency relief, refugee ministries and both international and domestic disaster response, administered by Wider Church Ministries, Global Sharing of Resources.
Strengthen the Church
Supports church growth, pastoral and lay leadership development, youth and young adult ministries within conferences and administered by local church ministries.
Neighbors in Need
One-third of this offering supports the Council for American Indian Ministry (CAIM) and two-thirds is administered by Justice and Witness Ministries to support a variety of justice initiatives, advocacy efforts, and direct service projects through grants.
The Christmas Fund
Provides direct financial assistance to retired and active United Church of Christ authorized ministers and lay employees and their surviving spouses, including pension and health premium supplementation, emergency assistance, and Christmas thank-you checks.
We are a Five-for-Five Church, supporting all five of these special offerings of the
United Church of Christ
We also support these local and international missions:
New Beginnings - a safe place for young mothers with children, in an abusive relationship.
United Campus Ministries - this ministry is found on the campus of UNH and provides college students with safe places to grow in their faith and build community.
Lakes Region Food Pantry - the church makes weekly donations to the local food pantry.
Focus on Africa - this mission is devoted to support activities in Africa including 25:40 an organization that provides food, shelter and education for orphaned children due to aids.
Hunger - this mission helps fight hunger in our local community.
CWS Blanket & Tools of Hope - Church World Services works to support emergency needs and assist refugees especially where people are dealing with disasters.
Alternative Christmas & Angel Tree - we purchase gifts for disadvantaged children and ask the congregation to make donations to specific charities.