December 15, 2015
The Community Service & Social Action Board (CSSA) designated two recipients to share the 2015 Christmas Special Offering.
The Justice Leadership Program, based in Seattle and affiliated with the United Church of Christ (UCC) Young Adult Service Communities Network, engages young adults (ages 21-35) in an internship year that combines social change, community building, faithful service and leadership development. This successful, faith-based program has placed six interns with Plymouth UCC and local nonprofits during the past four years, and all interns greatly enriched the life of our church. Previous interns have gone on to work or volunteer in social justice programs. Several have become Plymouth members.
The Christmas Fund, a ministry of the United Church of Christ Pension Board, provides direct financial assistance to the growing number of retired and active United Church of Christ authorized ministers, lay employees and their surviving spouses whose low-income annuities make it difficult to meet increasing living costs. We are grateful for these faithful persons who dedicated their lives to the work of the church.
Our Christmas season offering will take place Sunday, December 20 and continue with loose offerings during Christmas Eve services. –Sue Jones, Member CSSA BoardSubscribe