Ukraine Relief Fund
The Missions Board is still receiving donations for The United Church of Christ Ukraine Relief Fund. In donating to this cause, you are supporting the refugees who have fled Ukraine to neighboring countries, and for the elderly and other vulnerable people who are displaced and unable to leave. As member of the ACT Alliance, support is being targeted to people most in need through humanitarian relief partners with a history of working in the region. The number of people needing help is growing ~ we cannot be there physically, however, we can unite in prayer, stand as a people of faith with Ukraine, give to the ones who are affected, and support our global partners who are welcoming those driven from their homes. If you would like to make a donation, you can send a check made out to the church (earmarked for The Ukraine Relief Fund), or log onto their website for more information. https://support.ucc.org/global-h-o-p-e/ukraine-emergency-appeal
One Great Hour Of Sharing
One Great Hour of Sharing is a special mission offering of the United Church of Christ and involves you in disaster, refugee/immigration, and development ministries throughout the world. When a disaster strikes or people are displaced or made refugees by violence or extreme poverty, you are part of the immediate response and of the long-term recovery.
Through OGHS you engage in holistic development programs including healthcare, education, agriculture, food sustainability, micro-financing and women’s empowerment. The UCC relates in mutual partnership to churches and organizations through Global Ministries and worldwide response & recovery networks, and your contributions to One Great Hour of Sharing put you in the right place at the right time for the relief, accompaniment and recovery of the most vulnerable. You meet immediate needs and you address the underlying causes that create those needs in the first place.
If you would like to make a donation, please log onto their website at www.ucc.org/oghs_resources. On the Donation Page, you can direct your gift to One Great Hour of Sharing and you can also add First Congregational Church, 554 Main Street, Portland,CT 06480 under UCC Affiliation. If you prefer, you are welcome to send a check to our church, payable to First Congregational Church and earmark it OGHS.
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