Traditionally at BUCC, we have shared our Christmas Collection with the pension fund for retired UCC clergy. These “shepherds” helped us find the Christ child over their many years of service. Even though we cannot gather together this year, as we have in the past, we do not want to forget them.
Your donations to this fund provide direct financial assistance to individual UCC clergy and lay church employees, not to programs or institutions. Our retired clergy and lay employees rely on monthly pension supplementation (especially lower income retirees). Your donation will meet such basic needs as food, utilities, health premium supplementation, help covering prescriptions, and basic living expenses. Also, emergency grants for active and retired UCC clergy and lay employees are provided, to assist in covering unexpected costs such as large medical expenses or home damage resulting from natural disasters. Please be generous, as these funds are critical for a sustainable quality of life for these Veterans of the Cross.
You can go to: http://www.christmasfund.org in order to make a donation. Thank you.