Special Mission Offerings


We participate in several Mission Offerings of the denomination (see below). We also collect offerings for Barbara Bush Children's Hospital in Portland, Maine on Mother's Day and LifeFlight of Maine on Father's Day. When national and global disasters occur, we invite giving to Disaster Ministries of the UCC. Inspired by Rev. Mair Honan who was ordained at UCC LIncolnville, we give to Grace Street Ministry in Portland, ME, a ministry she founded in 2006.  



Channels resources for international programs in health, education and agricultural development, emergency relief, refugee ministries, and both international and domestic disaster response, administered by Wider Church Ministries, Global Sharing of Resources.

This offering is received on the Fourth Sunday of Lent.


Re-imagines and builds the future of the UCC. Shared at the conference and national levels, Strengthen the Church largely supports youth ministries and full-time leaders for new churches in parts of the country where the United Church of Christ does not have a strong presence. Its also provides support for existing church’s new initiatives.

This offering is received on Pentecost Sunday.


Supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States, including the Council for American Indian Ministries (CAIM), justice and advocacy, and direct service projects supported by Justice and Local Church Ministries.

This offering is received on the First Sunday of October as part of World Communion Sunday.


The Christmas Fund for the Veterans of the Cross and the Emergency Fund is a Special Mission Offering that congregations have been supporting for over 100 years.  The offering is administered through the United Church Board for Ministerial Assistance, the charitable arm of the Pension Boards.  Funds provide direct financial support to those who serve the church and are facing financial difficulties.  Active and retired clergy, lay employees, and their surviving spouses may be eligible for the Supplementation of Small Annuities, Supplementation of Health Premiums, Emergency Grants, and/or Christmas “Thank You” Gift Checks.

This offering is received on the Sunday before Christmas.

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