...while we’re quite well taken care of by the financial wizards at the Pension Boards, I had my eyes opened when I agreed to become the Annuitant Visitor for the UCC in Southern Arizona. That means I’m the conduit between the Pension Boards and some 30 retired clergy or their surviving spouses. My task is to check up on them once a year, preferably in person, thank them for their service, let them know they are not forgotten by their church, see first-hand how they’re doing, and discern if they have any financial needs that the Pension Boards can help with.Read More
You have the opportunity to be a part of this ministry that cares for the active and retired clergy and lay employees of the United Church of Christ through your participation in this year's Christmas Fund Offering.
Your gift to the Christmas Fund will not only assist pastors like the one above, but also provide for the Supplementation of Small Annuities, Supplementation of Health Premiums, Emergency Grants, and Christmas “Thank You” Gift Checks next December to lower-income retirees.
Your gifts are needed more than ever to help the growing number of retirees whose low-income annuities make it difficult to meet increasing living costs. This is your opportunity to participate in God's promise of renewal by enabling this ministry of compassion and care.