December Notes

Minister’s Discretionary Fund

Have you ever found yourself in a stressful financial situation? Most people have at some point in their life. Yet many people are not aware that the minister has a "Ministerial Discretionary Fund." These funds are collected from the offertory on Christmas Eve (sometimes more often if funds run out). These funds are used to help those in need, usually, but not always, people right here in the congregation. People who need a little extra help with medical bills or rent or even food. The distribution of the funds is solely at the minister's discretion and the information is held confidentially.

If you are having some difficult finances, please don't hesitate to contact me! We may not be able to solve all the problem, but hopefully we can alleviate some of it. And if you are in a financial boom, you might consider donating to the fund. Simply write out a check to OCUUC with "Minister's Discretionary Fund" in the memo and drop it in the plate or hand it to me on a Sunday.

With love, Rev. Sian