The Strengthen the Church offering — with a suggested offering date is Pentecost Sunday, May 20, 2018 — supports the expansion of ministry and growth of UCC local congregations. 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.
In 2017, your support made possible:
- 12 awards totaling almost $350,000 through the New and Renewing Spiritual Communities grant program!
- The Adese Fellowship program launched its first class of 14 future church leaders!
- The addition of 24 new faith communities to the UCC!
This is in addition to the great ministry happening in the Southeast Conference!
As God calls our congregations 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. Most congregations will receive the STC offering on Pentecost Sunday, May 20, 2018.