MISSIONS THAT WE SUPPORT
One Great Hour of Sharing supports programs internationally for building sustainable communities, emergency relief and rehabilitation, refugee advocacy, refugee resettlement and international and domestic disaster preparedness and response. By supporting OGHS, together, we reach out around the world in compassion, adding hope and dignity to life.
The mission of Strengthen the Church is to help start new churches where the need is great, fund ordained leadership as these congregations begin to form and grow, provide money to renew existing congregations that only need some assistance from us the thrive again, and fund programs for youth and young adults and leadership development for the whole church.
Through the Neighbors in Need offering, the church expresses a common commitment to justice and compassion throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. One-third of the offering supports the work of the Council for American Indian Ministry (CAIM), including much-needed financial support for 20 American Indian congregations in the UCC. Two-thirds of the offering supports justice advocacy and direct service projects such as just-peace programs and community grants.
The Christmas Fund, administered by the UCC Pension Boards, provides gift checks to low-income retired clergy and their widowed spouses; emergency assistance to clergy in financial need; and funding for pension and health supplementation plans for low income retired clergy and lay employees.
Our Church’s Wider Mission(OCWM) fund the work we do in the Conference and in the national and global church. OCWM funds are invested in programs, resources, and tools needed to keep local United Church of Christ churches strong, effective, and growing through pastoral placement and education for church leaders; worship materials and theological interpretation; resources and training for stewardship and fundraising.
OUR FAITH PARTNERS
Hopefully these links will provide you with an important connection to our faith partners, friends and organizations who share our views of a just and peaceful world for all.
The United Church of Christ, founded in 1957 as the union of several different Christian traditions, affirmed the ideal that Christians did not always have to agree to live together in communion. In San Deigo we belong to the Southern Association, of the Southern California Nevada Conference
The Alliance of Baptists, formed in 1987, is a fellowship of Baptist churches and individuals in the United States, characterized as a progressive or liberal Christian fellowship.
The Divinity School, opened in 1999, fashions seminarians informed by a theological understanding of vocation to be agents of justice, reconciliation, compassion in Christian churches and other ministries.
UCC Partnership of Churches