This offering supports the United Church of Christ (UCC) ministries of justice and compassion throughout
the United States. Two-thirds of the offering is used by the UCC ‘s Justice and Witness Ministries to fund a
wide array of local and national justice initiatives, advocacy efforts, and direct service projects. Our
National Justice and Witness Ministries office offers resources, news updates, and action alerts on a
broad spectrum of justice issues. Justice and Witness continues its strong policy advocacy work on issues
such as federal budget, voting rights, immigration, health care, hate crimes, civil liberties, and
environmental justice. Neighbors in Need also supports our American Indian neighbor in the UCC. One-third of the offering supports UCC’s Council for American Indian Ministries (CAIM), historically forebears of the UCC established churches and worked with Lakota, Dakota, Nekota, Mandan, Hidarsa, Arikara, and Hocak in North and South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Northern Nebraska. Today there are 20 UCC congregations on reservations and one urban multi-tribal UCC in Minneapolis, Minnesota. These churches and their pastors are supported by CAIM. CAIM is also an invaluable resource for more than 1000 individuals from dozens of other tribes and nations who are members of other UCC congregations in the United States.

NEIGHBORS IN NEED helps make a JUST WORLD for ALL POSSIBLE. For this to occur it needs your
support. The goal for St. John is $900. We can meet this goal by giving $15 or more on World Communion
Sunday, October 7.

-Melissa Artopoeus and Pastor Keith Haithcock, UCC Mission Offerings Coordinators