Serve the World

NMCC supports the United Church of Christ (UCC) Our Church’s Wider Mission (OCWM) as well as one international organization: Connecticut Quest for Peace.

 

 

 

Connecticut Quest for Peace

Connecticut Quest for Peace is the ecumenical grassroots group through whom we minister to our sisters and brothers in Nicaragua and other parts of the world. Since 1987 church members from Fairfield and New Haven Counties have sent well over 40 truck containers of supplies, which are distributed to communities with whom the organizer for Quest for Peace has been working. The goods, summer clothes, computers, school supplies, musical instruments, sports equipment, etc. are sold for a token amount to the villagers, and the money earned goes to meeting the village’s goal, be it a classroom, a teacher’s salary, a well, a clinic, or electrification. CT Quest for Peace has also raised funds to help build and staff schools in several villages, and is feeding 1500 children a day, a meal that may be their only meal. CT Quest also supports the work of several orphanages, and schools for street children.

NMCC not only collects goods in May and September but provides financial support for the school lunch program. Our school children gather school supplies which in make it possible for many children, who would otherwise have been able to go to school. Questions should be directed to Gail Faithful or call 860-552-4610.

 Our Church’s Wider Mission

Our Church’s Wider Mission is designed to keep the church strong as it engages in missions and outreaches to others.  The Church has a unique and important role to play in our society and the world, today and for future generations.    Funding provided by UCC churches supports work of UCC Conferences, for the work of the UCC’s national ministries, conferences, local churches and members, as well as for ecumenical, prophetic and missionary ministries on behalf of the UCC.  Special UCC collections include:   Neighbors in Need, The Christmas Fund, One Great Hour of Sharing, and Spread the Love.

Neighbors in Need: Justice and Compassion Like a Mighty Stream

This collection is made on World Communion Sunday, the first Sunday in October. The Neighbors in Need 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 Served Our Church

This collection is made on the Sunday before Christmas. It provides financial aid to retired and active ministers and their surviving spouses and children who face overwhelming financial demands. This is a ministry carried out by the Pension Boards.

 

One Great Hour of Sharing: Giving Help, Hope and Life

This collection is made on the fourth Sunday of Lent. It 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. These ministries are the responsibility of Wider Church Ministries, Global Sharing of Resources.

 

Strengthen the Church: Faithfully Building the Body of Christ

This collection is made on Pentecost Sunday. It supports church growth and leadership development in the conferences and through the national offices of Local Church Ministries. The link for more information on the UCC is below.