SOCIAL CONCERNS ENDOWMENT FUNDS 

“Fulfilling our Purpose: Act!”

 

The Social Concerns Funds address the needs of others by funding efforts to promote human dignity, caring, and justice. These funds also provide emergency aid to individuals and families in crisis and financial support for church members in need. As a church, we are guided by the social gospel movement of our former minister, Rev. Washington Gladden. He challenged us to not only develop our relationship with God, but answer the call of Jesus Christ to serve others in need as a ready expression of our love and faith.

GOOD SAMARITAN FUND- your donation provides emergency aid to individuals and families in crisis. The Trustees distribute a regular percentage of the fund’s assets to be given to the needy as determined by the Good Samaritan Committee or designated staff.

MISSION ENDOWMENT FUND- your donation provides support for mission programs of the local church and for other organization dedicated to relieving human suffering and address related social or systemic problems. Church Council in consultation with the Mission Commission approves requests for this Fund.

SOCIAL CONCERNS FUND- your donation enhances the church’s response as a community of Christians to social concerns so as to promote human dignity, caring, and justice within and between communities of people. The Trustees approve grants from this Fund.

KNIGHT-PERRY FUND-provides support for persons in the church in financial need. The Senior Minister, in strict confidence, approves all loan requests.

GLADDEN LECTURE FUND- sponsors national speakers who address our community on issues of faith and social justice.

Past uses of these Funds:

  • Support for Bethlehem on Broad Street and its work with the needy on Christmas Day.
  • Give emergency help for food, shelter, utilities, and other items to those seeking aid (Good Samaritan Fund)
  • Help underwrite youth mission trips to Biloxi, Chicago, Appalachia, Indian Reservation (Mission Endowment)
  • Providing equipment needs to catalyst and its educational outreach program to promising youth is Kingston Jamaica (Mission Endowment)
  • Sponsor national speakers on issues of faith and justice (Gladden Lecture Fund)
  • Offer emergency loans to church members and friends facing a financial crisis (Knight-Perry Fund).
  • Support justice ministries via grants to such groups as the UCC Coalition for LGBT Concerns (Mission Endowment)

MAKE A GIFT TO ONE OF THESE FUNDS TODAY BY COMPLETING THE ENDOWMENT FUND GIVING FORM AND RETURNING IT WITH YOUR CHECK TO 444 E. BROAD ST. COLUMBUS OHIO 43215.

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