The Bread Offering for December is the Christmas Fund
The Christmas Fund for the Veterans of the Cross and the Emergency Fund, administered by the Pension Boards on behalf of the United Church of Christ, is now in its 108th year of “serving those who serve the church.” One of four Special Mission Offerings received each year in the United Church of Christ, the Christmas Fund helps provide assistance to lower-income retired clergy and lay employees as well as to active clergy facing unforeseen financial crises.
Your gift to the Christmas Fund is tangible witness to the love of Imanu-el – God-with-us. Through this ministry of giving, we reach out in love and compassion to the retired pastor who receives a thank-you gift check at Christmas; to the widowed spouse for whom pension supplementation means the ability to live with dignity; to the retired couple who receive health premium supplementation; to the clergy family whose home is destroyed by fire or flood; to the many individuals – lay and ordained – who receive some type of ongoing ministerial assistance.
We invite you to covenant with us – and with thousands throughout our beloved church – in this ministry of care. Your gift can and will make a difference.
We will be receiving the bread offering for the Christmas Fund all during the month of December.