Every year we at island United Church take a special offering in October for Neighbors in Need. This year we will do so on October 9. This UCC program supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, including the Council for American Indian Ministries (CAIM).
Two-thirds of the offering is used by UCC’s Justice and Witness Ministries to fund a wide array of local and national justice initiatives, advocacy efforts, and direct service projects. One-third of the offering supports CAIM There are 20 UCC congregations on reservations and one urban, multi-tribal UCC congregation in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and this offering support these churches and their pastors. 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 U.S.
Please give generously on Sunday, October 9. The theme this year is “This we believe…No child should go to bed hungry.” We will have special offering envelopes and informational inserts in your bulletin for your use.