Mission

"Reaching out" locally and beyond is important to the United Church of Christ.  We are proud to be a 5 for 5 church.  5 for 5 in the UCC means that this church gives to Our Churches Greater Mission (OCWM), One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS), Strengthen the Church, Neighbors in Need (NIN), and The Christmas Fund.  OCWM is a direct amount set aside in the church budget that we send to the SD Conference of the UCC each month.  The other 4 special offerings are yearly donations that members and friends give generously to and we forward the money to the SD Conference of the UCC.  They in turn forward a percentage of OCWM and the other four offerings to the National UCC offices. On a Conference level, we also give a budgeted amount to CUE Seminary Support.  This support goes to assist Chicago, United and Eden Seminaries. 

 

Other opportunities to assist in Mission include:

  • The Global Ministries Child Sponsorship Program 
  • The Global Ministries Elder Sponsorship Program  JesusStainGlass
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Sack Pack Program
  • Yankton Area Banquet
  • Deacon's Fund
  • Yankton Contact Center
  • Weed Scholarship
  • Ronald McDonald House pop tabs collection
  • Clothing Closet in Yankton
  • Boys/Girls Club 
  • Yankton Women's Shelter
  • Yankton Homeless Shelter
  • One time offerings are sometimes taken for natural disasters or special circumstances that arise. 

 

The variety of Missions offered encourage everyone to participate and be a part of making life better for someone or many some ones.  We strive as a church to remain a compassionate church who loves all people as our neighbors, as Jesus instructed.     

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