May 30, 2017
Our June Special Offering recipients represent our theme of Sanctuary, Recovery Cafe and Strengthen the Church.
Recovery Cafe is a downtown Seattle refuge for healing and hope, helping women and men who have been traumatized by homelessness, addiction, mental health issues and other challenges. The Cafe provides a beautiful, safe, warm, drug and alcohol-free space and loving community to anchor its members in the sustained recovery needed to improve their lives. vital service they provide to those who need ongoing support for recovery from addictions, trauma, homelessness and mental health conditions. Their model is therapeutic community and they are now shepherding groups who hope to use their model in other cities.
Strengthen the Church (STC) is a special mission offering to reimagine and build the future of the UCC. Shared at the conference and national levels, STC largely supports youth ministries and full-time leaders for new churches in parts of the country where the UCC voice has not been heard.
As God calls our congregations to be the church in new ways, your generosity will plant new churches, awaken new ideas in existing churches and develop the spiritual life in our youth and young adults