Neighbors in Need Offering to be received October 7th

The Neighbors in Need offering supports the UCC’s 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. Through ucc.org/justice, our national Justice and Witness Ministries office offers resources, news updates, and action alerts on a broad spectrum of justice issues. Working with members of the UCC Justice and Peace Action Network (a network of thousands of UCC justice and peace advocates), Justice and Witness continues its strong policy advocacy work on issues such as the federal budget, voting rights, immigration, health care, hate crimes, civil liberties, and environmental justice. Neighbors in Need also supports our American Indian neighbors in the UCC. One-third of the offering supports the UCC’s Council for American Indian Ministries (CAIM). Historically, forebears of the UCC established churches and worked with Lakota, Dakota, Nakota, Mandan, Hidatsa, Arickara, 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 congregation in Minneapolis, Minnesota. These churches and their pastors are supported by CAIM. CAIM is also an invaluable resource for more than 1,000 individuals from dozens of other tribes and nations who are members of other UCC congregations in the U.S. Neighbors in Need helps make A Just World for All possible. For this to occur, it needs your support. Please give generously. And remember, contributions to Neighbors in Need can be made online at any time: ucc.org/nin Newton Food Pantry The items most needed are: Oil, Canned Beets, Ground

 

Second Church is very pleased to be able to help support the Newton Food Pantry.

The items most needed are: Oil, Canned Beets, Ground Coffee, Soy Sauce, Spices, Soup and Chicken Broth, Shampoo and Conditioner, Toothpaste and Toothbrushes, Dish Soap, Body Lotion, Laundry Detergent, Bar Soap, and All Purpose Household Cleaner. Place your donations in the Sunday offering basket or the downstairs lobby basket. Items are then delivered to the Newton Food Pantry in the basement of city hall.

The Newton Food Pantry is the only food pantry in Newton that delivers to clients who are homebound. Though housed in Newton City Hall, the Newton Food Pantry is an independent, all-volunteer nonprofit organization that receives no direct funding from the city, state, or federal government. They rely exclusively on donations of time, food, and money from individuals, businesses, religious organizations, and grant-making nonprofits. Second Church donated five bags of groceries to the Newton Food Pantry during this past summer. 

 

Through the benevolence portion of yearly pledges Second Church provided support to 31 different organizations. These non-profit organizations serve children, teens, men, women and families.

UCC – Our Church’s Wider Mission (OCWM)
Homeless Outreach
Advocates, Inc
All Hands Volunteers
Newton, Wellesley, Weston Community Living
Andover Newton Theological School
Newton/San Juan Del Sur Sister City
Newton Food Pantry
Boston Area Rape Crisis Center
Campership (Project Care and Concern)
Pilgrims of Ibillin
Refugee Immigration Ministry
Chaplains on the Way
Rosie’s Place
City Mission Society
Second Church Youth Mission
Concord Prison Outreach
SERRV Development Grants
Congregational Library
Springwell
Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries
Open and Affirming Coalition of the UCC
Fair Trade Coffee
Understanding Our Differences
Family Access
United Home Shelter
Franklin County Community Meals Program
Green Newton
Homes for Our Troops