United Church Mission practical considerations

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Massachusetts Conference, UCC United Church Mission:

Massachusetts Conference, UCC United Church Mission Practical Application Rooted in the grace of God, our mission is to nurture local church vitality and the covenant among our churches to make God’s love and justice real.

Churches who give to OCWM and pay Fellowship Dues out of Mission Budget:

Churches who give to OCWM and pay Fellowship Dues out of Mission Budget Current Operating Expenses Building $ XXX Salaries $ XXX Mission Spending Food Bank $ XXX Disaster Relief $ XXX OCWM $ 5,000 Fellowship Dues $ 5,000    New Operating Expenses Building $ XXX Salaries $ XXX Mission Spending Food Bank $ XXX Disaster Relief $ XXX United Church Mission $10,000

Churches with a separate Category for Wider Church Support:

Churches with a separate Category for Wider Church Support Current Operating Expenses Building $ XXX Salaries $ XXX Mission Spending Food Bank $ XXX Disaster Relief $ XXX Wider Church Support OCWM $ 5,000 Fellowship Dues $ 5,000      New Operating Expenses Building $ XXX Salaries $ XXX Mission Spending Food Bank $ XXX Disaster Relief $ XXX Wider Church Support United Church Mission $10,000

Churches with a Unified Budget:

Churches with a Unified Budget Current Operating Expenses Building $ 50,000 Salaries $ 145,000 Fellowship Dues $ 5,000 Total $200,000 Mission Spending Food Bank $ 5,000 Disaster Relief $ 5,000 OCWM $ 10,000 Total $20,000      New Operating Expenses Building $ 50,000 Salaries $ 145,000 Total $195,000 Mission Spending Food Bank $ 5,000 Disaster Relief $ 5,000 United Church Mission $15,000 Total $25,000   

Churches with a Split Pledge – Option A:

Churches with a Split Pledge – Option A Current Operating Expenses Building $ 50,000 Salaries $ 145,000 Fellowship Dues $ 5,000 Total $200,000 Mission Spending Food Bank $ 5,000 Disaster Relief $ 5,000 OCWM $ 10,000 Total $20,000      New Operating Expenses Building $ 50,000 Salaries $ 145,000 Total $195,000 Mission Spending Food Bank $ 5,000 Disaster Relief $ 5,000 United Church Mission $15,000 Total $25,000

Churches with a Split Pledge – Option B:

Churches with a Split Pledge – Option B Current Operating Expenses Building $ 50,000 Salaries $ 145,000 Fellowship Dues $ 5,000 Total $200,000 Mission Spending Food Bank $ 5,000 Disaster Relief $ 5,000 OCWM $ 10,000 Total $20,000      New Operating Expenses Building $ 50,000 Salaries $ 145,000 New Programming $ 5,000 Total $200,000 Mission Spending Food Bank $ 2,500 Disaster Relief $ 2,500 United Church Mission $15,000 Total $20,000

Churches who invite members to pay towards Fellowship Dues:

Churches who invite members to pay towards Fellowship Dues INFORM your Congregation about the work of the wider church – how it supports their church, other churches and changes lives EXPLAIN how United Church Mission replaces Fellowship Dues and OCWM INVITE special designated gifts to United Church Mission. You may want to use the same suggested amount as you currently do with Fellowship Dues, or you may want to invite a higher level of giving.

Questions?:

Questions? If you have questions, please contact: Andy Gustafson, Associate Conference Minister for Stewardship & Financial Development: Email: gustafsona@macucc.org Phone: (508) 875-5233 x 231

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