HOW WE GIVE

How and Why We Give

Cedar Hills United Church of Christ is an self-funded, self-sustaining church community.  Income for day-to-day operations (Stewardship) and long-term sustainability (Endowment) is provided through the generous offerings, gifts and contributions of our members and friends.

Funds collected during special quarterly events (Special Offerings) are used to support the four special missions of the United Church of Christ and non-profit organizations designated by our Mission Committee.

Stewardship: Church Operations

There's always a lot going on at CHUCC!

 

As a full-time church community, we provide worship, choir, ministries and fellowship activities for children, youth, adults and families... in addition to numerous small groups focused on spiritual growth, learning and service.

 

We also make our facilities available to a number of local community groups and organizations - and our education building is home to a non-affiliated, cooperative kindergarten & preschool. 

 

Our weekly Sunday offerings provide the income to cover costs for staff, facilities and general operations.

Planned Giving: Long Term Sustainability

There are many reasons to consider making a gift to our Endowment Fund... and through CHUCC's Planned Giving program you can make a lasting contribution to the long-term sustainability of our church and our mission.

 

We've created an information page to answer some of your questions, including an overview of the many different options you might consider.  Just click the link to learn more.  

Special Offerings: United Church of Christ

One Great Hour Of Sharing:  Resources for international programs in health, education and agricultural development, emergency relief, refugee ministries, and disaster.  

Strengthen The Church:  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. 

Neighbors in Need:  Supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States, including the Council for American Indian Ministries (CAIM), justice and advocacy, and direct service projects supported by Justice and Local Church Ministries.

The Christmas Fund:  Funds provide direct financial support to those who serve the church and are facing financial difficulties.

Special Offerings: CHUCC Mission Team

The Mission Team supports several special issue events throughout the year, and specifically identifies two non-profit organizations each quarter for donations from the Special Offering collection. 

 

Organizations selected typically address issues related to Hunger, Housing and Community Services, at the local, national and international level.