Enclosed with this issue of the Visitor, please find an envelope inviting your financial contribution to The Christmas Fund of the Unit- ed Church of Christ which supports Veterans of the Cross and the Emergency Fund.
This offering allows the denomination to provide financial resources to retired ministers and their families and to ministers who are experiencing hardship. (During my first year of ministry, Chris was having difficulty finding a job, and we were struggling financially. We received a $200 grant from this fund, and it made an extraordinary difference to us!) I encourage you to consider donating to this special offering of the United Church of Christ, and I thank you for your loving generosity. If you have any questions about The Christmas Fund, please contact me. —Pastor Mariah