Last week we received a thank you letter from the national setting of the UCC, in Cleveland, Ohio.
Dear Friends in Christ,
Thank you for your gift to Our Church’s Wider Mission. We are deeply grateful for your congregation’s gift.
Your support of OCWM permits us to provide for operating expenses, equip leaders, support clergy in ministry, foster healthy and vital congregations, advocate and witness for justice, respond to disasters and tragedies, send help around the world, and preach a welcoming and open understanding of Christian faith.
Thank you for your vital support and faithful partnership. Please accept our sincere thanks and good wishes.
Director, Office of Philanthropy and Stewardship
This is indeed, one of the unsung great works of this congregation, that we send a tithe every year to OCWM. Several years ago the Church Council agreed that we would budget for this gift by totaling our pledged and loose offering from the year prior and giving 10% of that total to our denomination which does such good things in the name of a progressive, welcoming, opening Christian faith.