We Give To Others Out Of Our Abundance
St. Paul's supports a variety of local and US mission organizations including Habitat for Humanity, United Caring Services, Weekday Christian Education, local food pantries, neighborhood schools, CROP Walk, Walk for Water, Hangers, seminaries, Hoyleton Home, and many others.
On a global scale, we support children and youth in Belize, and contribute to the United Church of Christ offerings. These gifts helps spread God's love to more people in more places than any one of us can do alone. It's a multiplier effect: The love and power of one congregation are multiplied with others. We are truly blessed to be able to share in God's work here on earth.
Below you will find a little more information about some of the missions we support.
St. Paul's congregation supports mission work in Belize. Members of our church family have traveled to Belize and have ministered directly to families there. We continue to support the ministry in Belize and our relationship with people there.
St. Paul's is a UCC Five for Five Church! This means that we participate in all 5 of the offerings that the UCC collects during the year. You can read a little bit about them below.
Our Church's Wider Mission (OCWM) Basic Support are the gifts we give out of our annual budget. It is split to support ministries of Associations, Conferences, and national United Church of Christ.
In conjunction with partner churches and organizations throughout the world OGHS supports emergency and disaster relief, refugee ministries, and human development projects in the US and across the globe.
Neighbors in Need is a justice-related offering which helps UCC churches across the United States who are developing justice projects.
The Strengthen the Church offering provides funding for new and renewing churches, youth and young adult ministries and leadership formation.
Many retired pastors and church workers did not make enough money to be able to live comfortably on their pensions should an emergency arise. The Christmas Fund provides assistance for clergy families in need and provides pension supplements to low-income, retired church workers.