Opportunities for Outreach
We have multiple opportunities for reaching out to others during Advent and Christmas this year. Please choose one or more in which to participate.
Bring new white tube socks for the Sock Tree. Socks will be donated to a homeless shelter in The Dalles or elsewhere.
During Advent, drink water instead of your coffee or other drink. Donate that money to the church labeled “water project.” The moneys will be donated to Global Ministries earmarked for water projects in Mozambique. Global Ministries is the collaborative mission arm of the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Learn more about where the money will go here.
Donate to the UCC Christmas Fund. The Christmas Fund for the Veterans of the Cross and the Emergency Fund provides for retired and active clergy and lay workers of the church who are in financial need. The Christmas Fund provides supplements to small pensions, assistance with retirees’ health insurance premiums, grants in emergencies, and “thank you” checks to remind retirees that they continue to be remembered and held with affection by their wider church family. We will be joining congregations of the UCC across the country as we receive the Christmas Fund Offering during worship on Christmas Eve, December 24. Watch a video here.