St. Lucas UCC - Misson and Outreach 

The Christmas Fund / Veterans of the Cross 


2017 Mission Schedule

On the second Sunday of each month, the Mission Moment is presented in church. Offering envelopes for these benevolences can be found in your offering envelope box, or you may use a pew envelope noting on it to which benevolence the offering should be sent.

January - Neighborhood Houses

February - Eden Seminary

March - One Great Hour of Sharing

April - Every Child's Hope

May - Isaiah 58

June - Emmaus Homes

July - Habitat for Humanity

August - Joint Neighborhood Ministry

September - Camp Mo-Val

October - Lydia's House

November - Feed My People

December - 
    Strengthen The Church

The Christmas Fund Offering (formerly the Christmas Fund for the Veterans of the Cross), one of four Special Mission Offerings of the United Church of Christ, is an important way of sharing our joy at God's renewing and life-giving grace. The offering is an expression of joy and gratitude to, and for, those who serve the church.  It is administered by the United Church of Christ Board for Ministerial Assistance.

Gifts to the Christmas Fund help provide pension and health premium supplementation to low-income retirees, emergency assistance to the families of clergy and lay employees and Christmas Gift Checks to hundreds of pastors who have retired after many years of serving small, rural, or churches that could not afford to pay a pension.

Your gifts to the Christmas Fund are needed more than ever to help the growing number of ministerial retirees whose low income and lack of eligibility for Social Security make it difficult to meet increasing living costs. This is your opportunity to participate in God's promise of renewal by enabling this ministry of compassion and care.

For more information please visit the Christmas Fund web site at