Five for Five
First Congregational Church of Auburn supports the national work of the UCC denomination by providing annual “line item” budgeted support and four annual calendared events. As each event occurs there is the opportunity to learn about and financially contribute to the wider work of the UCC. By our full participation in these programs, our church is 'Five for Five'.
Neighbors in Need - 1st Sunday in October
Of the funds collected, 1/3 goes to the Council For American Indian Ministry(CAIM), serving those on the poorest of Native American “reservations”. 2/3 becomes grants awarded by UCC’s “Justice and Witness Ministries” in efforts working to resolve social injustice, through advocacy, community organizing efforts, and direct service.
Our Great Hour of Sharing - 4th Sunday in Lent
This collection of funds contributes financial support to missionaries and long term volunteers serving in the areas of development or refugee relief in over 130 countries, with program emphasis on clean food and water, health care, education, emergency relief and resettlement, and small business credit. Funds are also provided to domestic and international ministries focused on disaster preparedness and response.
Christmas Fund - 4th Sunday in Advent
These donated funds provide income assistance for active and retired clergy and lay employees of UCC. Funds supplement small annuities, health premiums, provide needed emergency grants and provide Christmas “Thank You” gift check to low income retirees.
Strengthen The Church - Pentecost Sunday
This collection of funds is focused on planting new UCC churches, and encouraging the spiritual growth of encouraging the spiritual growth of youth and young adults.
Our Church's Wider Mission
This program is funded as a “line item” in the annual church budget. In support of the UCC denomination, funds raised by individual churches contribute to ministry and missions within the National and Conference (geographical districts of the denomination) settings of the church