Congregational UCC Recognized As A “5 For 5 Church” At SD UCC State Conference

The Congregational United Church of Christ of Mitchell, was recognized for being one of the SD UCC churches to have reached the “5 for 5 Church” donations.   “5 for 5 Church” have made donations to the following 5 areas:

Our Church’s Wider Mission (OCWM) – Changing lives: In ways large and small, Our Church’s Wider Mission provides the support and resources needed for UCC ministries.

One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) – Giving Help, Hope and Life
Supports partners in more than 70 countries with ministries that fund development projects, feed the victims of famine, provide services for displaced people, and respond to natural disasters. These ministries are the responsibility of Wider Church Ministries, Global Sharing of Resources. Received annually on the fourth Sunday in Lent.

Strengthen the Church – Faithfully Building the Body of Christ
Supports church growth and leadership development in the conferences and through the national offices of Local Church Ministries. Received annually on Pentecost Sunday.  A portion helps to support scholarships and new church starts in SD.

Neighbors in Need – Justice and Compassion Like a Mighty Stream
Supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, including ministry carried out by the Council for American Indian Ministries (CAIM) and by the national offices of Justice and Witness Ministries. Received annually on World Communion Sunday, the first Sunday of October.

Christmas Fund – Remembering Those Who Serve Our Church
Provides financial aid to retired and active ministers and their surviving spouses and children who face overwhelming financial demands, a ministry carried out by the Pension Boards. Received annually during Christmas Eve Service.