Neighbors in Need - UCC Special Mission Offering

Event Date: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 10:00am - 11:00am
The Neighbors in Need(NIN) offering, which we will receive on October 1, supports the UCC's ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States.
 
Two-thirds of the offering is used by the UCC's Justice and Witness Ministries to fund a wide variety of local and national justice initiatives, advocacy efforts and direct service projects. Through ucc.org/justice, our national Justice and Witness Ministries office offers resources, news updates, and action alerts on a broad spectrum of justice issues. Working with members of the UCC Justice and Peace Action Network (a network of thousands of UCC justice and peace advocates) Justice and Witness continues its strong policy advocacy work on issues such as the federal budget, voting rights, immigration, health care, hate crimes, civil liberties and environmental justice.
 
Neighbors in Need also supports our American Indian neighbors in the UCC. One-third of the special offering supports the UCC's Council for American Indian Ministries (CAIM) caimucc.org. Historically, the forebears of the UCC established churches and worked with Lakota, Dakota, Nakota, Mandan, Hidasta, Arickara, and Hocak in North and Sourth Dakota, Wisconsin and northern Nebraska. Today there are 20 UCC congregations on reservations and one urban, multi-tribal UCC congregation in Minneapolis, MN. These churches and their pastors are supported by CAIM. CAIM is also an invaluable resource for more than 1,000 individuals from dozens of other tribes and nations who are members of other UCC congregations in the U.S. 
 
Neighbors in Need helps make another world possible. It needs your support. Please give generously and remember than contributions to Neighbors in Need can be made through the church website at anytime. 
Learn more about NIN: www.ucc.org/nin/

Posted on September 19, 2017 at 10:07 am in Upcoming Events.

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