In covenant with other churches in the United Church of Christ, College Street helps out those around the world through these ministry efforts:
Denominational Giving and Our Church’s Wider Mission
College Street Congregational Church supports the work of the United Church of Christ in Vermont and in the world. Our annual giving includes OCWM (Our Church’s Wider Mission) Basic Support in our annual budget, as well as special support offerings. Check out the work of UCC at www.ucc.org.
One Great Hour of Sharing – Giving Help, Hope and Life
This UCC offering supports partners in more than 70 countries with ministries that fund development projects, feed the victims of famine, provide services for displaced people, and respond to natural disasters through the ecumenical efforts of Global Ministries.
Neighbors in Need – Justice and Compassion Like a Mighty Stream
This UCC offering Supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, including ministry carried out by the Council for American Indian Ministries (CAIM) and by the national offices of Justice and Witness Ministries.
The Christmas Fund – Remembering Those Who Serve Our Church
This UCC offering provides financial aid to retired and active ministers and their surviving spouses and children who face overwhelming financial demands.
Church World Service
The members of College Street Church provide regular support for Church World Service projects, including the CROP Walk to combat hunger in the local community and worldwide (www.cropwalk.org), and the Blankets Plus program, to provide clothing, shelter and other vital assistance with disaster relief efforts. We continue to explore how we can best support CWS programs in the future, through the United Church of Christ’s direct partnership with Church World Service in its support of disaster recovery in this country and around the world.