Second Sunday Offering: Strengthen the Church
On July 8, the Second Sunday Offering supports Strengthen the Church (STC), an offering of the United Church of Christ to reimagine and build the future of the UCC. Shared at the conference and national levels, STC largely supports youth ministries and full-time leaders for new churches in parts of the country where the UCC voice has not been heard.
Following Pentecost, we reflect on how God calls our congregations to be the “church” in new ways. Your generosity will –
- Seed new churches that bring hope to people on the margins who might not set foot in church otherwise.
- Help established churches launch projects working with refugees and immigrants.
- Fund creative ideas experimenting with new ways Christian millennials are gathering.
Strengthen the Church funds will also be used to award grants to help congregations communicate the “God is still speaking” message.