The offering for Strengthen the Church will be collected on Sunday, June 23. Envelopes and information materials will be placed in the June 16 church bulletins. Your offering to Strengthen the Church supports the expansion of ministry and growth of UCC congregations.
On Pentecost, our ancestors spread the good news by shouting down the street. In our time, UCC congregations are setting up shop on street corners and are taking the good news online, so we can be wherever people need to hear about Christ’s healing love and the Spirit’s creative presence. Your support of this offering will help the UCC fulfill on its commitment to creating a just world for all by investing in new ministries and practices that meet the emerging needs of local communities. As God calls our conregations to be the church in new ways, your generosity will plant new churches, awaken new ideas in existing churches and develop the spiritual life in our youth and young adults.
We can forget that we are never alone in our ministries and congregations. Then, along comes Pentecost and the Strengthen the Church offering, to remind us of the Spirit-filled community of which we are blessed to be a part.