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Christmas Fund

The Christmas Fund for the Veterans of the Cross and the Emergency Fund

“For Such a Time as This” Esther 4:14

Suggested offering date December 20, 2020

The Christmas Fund has been caring for active and retired clergy and lay employees of the United Church of Christ for over 100 years, providing emergency grants, supplementation of small annuities and health premiums, and Christmas “Thank You” gift checks each December to our lower-income retirees.

Over the past nine months, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the emergency financial needs of many who serve the church have increased dramatically.

In such a time as this, the need for the Christmas Fund is more urgent than ever.

United Church of Christ congregations and members have blessed the Christmas Fund with their generosity for many years. This year, your care and compassion will be especially appreciated by those servants of the church who are facing a time of need. Thank you!

For Such a Time as This

 Below are two videos suitable for promoting the Christmas Fund in your congregation.

For congregational leaders:

Christmas Fund offering envelopes will not be sent automatically to your church this year. However, you may still order offering envelopes at www.uccresources.com.

As an alternative to envelopes this year, please consider encouraging members of your congregation to donate directly and securely via the “DONATE” button on this page.

Click here for downloadable Worship and Promotional materials.

“Thank you all so very, very much! Keeping you all in my prayers. May the gift of your generous blessing spread wide and far.”
–a retired pastor’s widow and recipient of emergency assistance in 2020