Easter Love Offering 2024

The Mission Team has turned its attention to Easter and the upcoming Easter Love Offering. We kept our covenants and our core values in mind as we made our selections.

We have chosen six UCC missions and six other missions that support the nation and the world. All have received at least a 94 rating from Charity Navigator this year.

Supporting Our UCC Missions:

  • One Great Hour of Sharing whose Lenten offering supports disasters and refugees is one of our UCC missions.
  • The Joseph Henry Evans Scholarship Fund is to honor Joseph Evans, the first black president of the UCC, and gives scholarships to black students.
  • The Open and Affirming Coalition for the UCC helps churches become welcoming and supports those churches who already are.
  • Neighbors In Need gives grants to churches for environmental justice, online ministry, and advocacy initiatives.
  • Strengthen The Church works on leadership development, establishing new churches and youth ministry.
  • “Join the Movement” UCC Racial Justice is working to raise $8 million over the next three years. Half of the money will be used for supporting racial justice now and half to put in an endowment fund for future work.

Missions Supporting Our Nation/World:

  • Back Bay Mission does tireless work on the Mississippi Gulf Coast to strengthen neighborhoods and seek justice.
  • The Coalition of Immokalee Workers does so much to advocate for farm workers and has expanded their role in Fair Trade and human rights.
  • Partners in Health works tirelessly to provide high quality health care globally to those who need it the most.
  • Bread for the World Institute whose mission is to educate and equip people to advocate for policies and programs to end hunger in the United States and throughout the world.
  • Church World Service is a faith-based organization that works on sustainable responses to hunger, poverty, displacement, and disaster.
  • Water Engineers for the Americas and Africa honors our Creation Justice Covenant. They send engineers all over the world to bring clean water to those in need.

Easter is the time we send love and caring to our neighbors all over the Globe.

We have researched these organizations to ensure your dollars are spent wisely. Please give generously.

Envelopes in which to place your donations will be available in the Narthex, or you may send a check with Easter Love in the memo line. Thank you so much for your generosity.

Your Mission Team,
Jan Andersen, Terri Crawford, Evelyn Crooks, Gretchen Friend-Jones,
John Ristow, Toska Strong, Nancy Taylor