Special Offering – July 31 for Our Church’s Wide Mission Basic Support
Our Church’s Wide Mission Basic Support (OCWM) has been described as the glue that connects together UCC local churches, conferences and the national setting. What does that mean? When we, at Pleasant Hill Community Church, UCC, give to OCWM, it goes to the Southeast Conference where it provides the main financial support for the Conference. Through the Conference we receive support when seeking a pastor, opportunities for events, connections with other churches, as well as resources for local churches and pastors to strengthen our ministries. The Conference sends ten percent of receipts to the National Setting of the UCC where it is used to provide the innerworkings of the denomination.
Although we already contribute to OCWM Basic Support through the church budget, the amount has
not changed for several years. This special offering provides the opportunity to make an additional
contribution to the ministry that we do together with other churches in the Conference and across
Special envelopes are available outside the sanctuary doors and on the rack outside the Boyce Hall
entrance. You can also write a check payable to PHCC with OCWM in the memo or give online, selecting Online Designated Gifts and putting OCWM in the memo. We will dedicate this Special Offering on July 31.