“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it” (John 1:5). For over 100 years, the Christmas Fund for the Veterans of the Cross and the Emergency Fund has been a way to ensure that a light of love and hope will always shine for faithful servants of the church who find themselves facing unforeseen financial need. One of the unique aspects of the Christmas Fund is that it provides direct financial assistance to individual UCC clergy and lay church employees; the funds support people instead of programs or institutions. The Christmas Fund is used to aid those who have shepherded the Church and are living on the margins in retirement with supplemental income for basic needs such as food, utilities, and medical expenses. It also goes directly to help active clergy and lay employees who are facing unexpected financial needs due to a crisis in their lives.
Please make checks payable to FCCC; memo line: UCC Christmas Fund. You may also designate part of your donation to the Christmas Fund on your offering envelope.