St. John’s UCC will collect the special offering for Neighbors in Need (NIN) on Sunday, October 4, which is also World Communion Sunday. This year, special consideration will be given to projects focusing on serving our immigrant neighbors and communities.
Neighbors in Need, a special offering of the United Church of Christ, 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 this 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 through grants.
Neighbors in Need grants are awarded to UCC churches and organizations doing justice work in their communities. These grants fund projects whose work ranges from direct service to community organizing and advocacy to address systemic injustice. This year, special consideration will be given to projects focusing on serving our immigrant neighbors and communities.