Saturday, January 3, 2015

This Month's Focus: Opportunities to Help

In addition to our weekly tithes and offerings and four annual special offerings (America for ChristOne Great Hour of SharingWorld Mission Offering, and Retired Ministers and Missionaries Offering), our church has a Fellowship Fund, which assists those in the congregation with emergency expenses, such as medical emergencies or unexpected home repairs. We have designated the first Sunday of each month to specifically remember this outreach.

The University District Food Bank is located at University Christian Church, but we have a barrel in our Fellowship Hall for food donations to it. Cash donations are also appreciated and are used to purchase supplemental nutritious food items.

University Congregational church operates the University Churches Emergency Fund (UCEF), which serves Northeast Seattle residents, providing emergency funds to help people in a number of ways—with rent, transportation costs, and utilities. Funds are limited, so UCEF is able to help each patron only once a year, and then for only $50.00 per person.

To give to any of these funds, please place your donation in the offering plate with your envelope marked accordingly. Our treasurer will send it on. By taking advantage of these opportunities to help our fellow church members and neighbors, near and far, we will make a positive difference in the lives of our brothers and sisters.

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