All Children Have the Right to Simply Be Children….
I’m telling the solemn truth: Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me – Matthew 25:40 (The Message)
Neighbors in Need Special Mission Offering
The Neighbors in Need offering, which we will receive on October 4th, 2020, supports the UCC’s ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States. Two-thirds of the offering is used by the UCC’s Justice and Witness Ministries to fund a wide array of local and national justice initiatives, advocacy efforts, and direct service projects. Through uss.org/justice, our national Justice and Witness Ministries office offers resources, news updates, and action alerts on a broad spectrum of justice issues. Working with members of the UCC Justice and Peace Action Network (a network of thousands of UCC justice and peace advocates), Justice and Witness continues its strong policy advocacy work on issues such as voting rights, immigration, health care, hate crimes, federal budget, civil liberties and environmental justice.
Neighbors in Need also supports our American Indian neighbors in the UCC, One-third of the offering supports the UCC’s Council for American Indian Ministries (CAIM). Historically, forebears of the UCC established churches and worked with Lakota, Dakota, Nakota, Mandan, Hidatsa, Arickara and Hocak in North and South Dakota, Wisconsin and northern Nebraska. Today there are 20 UCC congregations on reservations and one urban, multi-tribal UCC congregation in Minneapolis, Minnesota. These churches and their pastors are supported by CAIM. CAIM is also an invaluable resource for more than 1,000 individuals from dozens of other tribes and nations who are members of other UCC congregations in the US.
Neighbors in Need helps make A Just World for All possible. For this to occur, it needs your support. You can contribute to the offering in two ways:
1). You can write a check payable to Desert Palm UCC and make a note on the memo line for NIN.
2). Or, you can use the new ‘Give’ feature on our DPCC website. There will be a Donation option and a drop-down box where you can select NIN.
Neighbors in Need needs our support. Please give generously.