5 for 5
The success and sustainability of the United Church of Christ's national ministries relys on contributions from member churches for basic operating support and mission. Being a 5 for 5 Congregation means that ACUCC is a leader within the United Church of Christ at providing support to Our Church’s Wider Mission and the four Special Mission Offerings: One Great Hour of Sharing, Strengthen The Church, Neighbors In Need and The Christmas Fund.
Our Church's Wider Mission: OCWM funds are invested in programs, resources and tools needed to keep local United Church of Christ churches strong, effective and growing.
One Great Hour of Sharing: Supports partners in countries with ministries that fund health, education and agricultural development, emergency relief, refugee ministries and both international and domestic disaster response, administered by Wider Church Ministries, Global Sharing of Resources.
Strengthen the Church: Supports church growth, pastoral and lay leadership development, youth and young adult ministries within conferences and administered by Local Church Ministries.
Neighbors in Need: One-third of this offering supports the Council for American Indian Ministry (CAIM) and two-thirds is administered by Justice and Witness Ministries to support a variety of justice initiatives, advocacy efforts, and direct service projects through grants.
The Christmas Fund:Provides direct financial assistance to retired and active United Church of Christ authorized ministers and lay employees and their surviving spouses, including pension and health premium supplementation, emergency assistance, and Christmas thank-you checks.