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Our Mission and Outreach Committee promotes and supports the following national and global humanitarian causes.


One Great Hour of Sharing (March)

One Great Hour of Sharing, through the United Church of Christ, works with international partners to provide sources of clean water, food, education and health care, small business micro-credit, advocacy and resettlement for refugees and displaced persons, and emergency relief and rehabilitation. OGHS also supports domestic and international ministries for disaster preparedness and response.

Strengthen the Church (May)

Strengthen the Church is a special mission offering to re-imagine and build the future of the UCC. Shared at the conference and national levels, STC largely supports youth ministries and full-time leaders for new churches in parts of the country where the UCC does not have a strong presence. It also provides support for existing church’s new initiatives.

Neighbors in Need (October)

Neighbors in Need is a special mission offering of the UCC that supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States. One-third of NIN funds support the Council for American Indian Ministry (CAIM). Two-thirds of the offering is used by the UCC's Justice and Witness Ministries (JWM) to benefit a variety of justice initiatives, advocacy efforts, and direct service projects through grants.  Neighbors in Need grants are awarded to churches and organizations doing justice work in their communities. These grants fund projects whose work ranges from direct service to community organizing and advocacy to address systemic injustice. Funding is provided through donations to the Neighbors in Need offering.

The Christmas Fund (December)

The Christmas Fund for the Veterans of the Cross and Emergency Fund is administered through the Pension Boards and the funds are used to care for the active and retired clergy and lay employees of the United Church of Christ who may be suffering from financial difficulties.  It also provides for the Supplementation of Small Annuities, Supplementation of Health Premiums, Emergency Grants, and Christmas “Thank You” Gift Checks in December to lower-income retirees.

Additional, outreach includes: 

  • Church World Service blanket offering to aid disaster victims both internationally and in the U.S.

  • CROP Walk

  • Heifer International

  • Fisher House Federation for veterans

  • Child sponsorships through a UCC program





We are a member of the Gettysburg Association of the Penn Central Conference. The PCC includes 40,975 members among 196 churches in the central Pennsylvania region.


Our Mission and Outreach Committee promotes and supports for the following local organizations providing their time, talents and gifts.

Our Compassionate Crafters donate knitted baby items to the Hanover Hospital Maternity Unit, prayer shawls to "Shawls for Debbie" through the Visiting Nurses Association, caps and scarves to Alliance Oncology, blankets and shawls to Olivia's House, blankets to the Hanover Area Needlework Association, and more. Compassionate Crafters is an ongoing project to serve the community and our own members who are shut-in and/or recovering from long-term hospitalization and surgery.

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