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Wider Mission Support

North Church is Proud to be a 5 for 5 Church

This means that North Church is a leader in the United Church of Christ in providing support to Our Church’s Wider Mission and the Special Mission Offerings.

Our Church’s Wider Mission (OCWM) funds the work our Rockingham Association, our NH Conference and our national and global church does on our behalf. OCWM funds are invested in programs, resources, and tools needed to keep local UCC churches strong, effective, and growing. Beyond that, OCWM helps provide pastoral placement and education for church leaders; worship materials and theological interpretation; resources and training for stewardship and fundraising; and so much more. We are one church—a united and uniting church. North Church values this covenantal relationship and demonstrates this by our monthly gifts to OCWM.

Beyond OCWM, United Church of Christ Special Mission Offerings (SMOs) exist to allow congregations and individuals to meet people at points of critical need in their lives.  Though many options exist for direct, individual support of these needs, the SMOs allow a common witness and make a collective positive impact.  The United Church of Christ has identified four areas where these critical human needs exist:

  • in places lacking health and educational resources and/or where disaster has struck;
  • within systems of injustice which oppress daily life and opportunity;
  • in the lives of church leaders without sufficient resources to live with dignity;
  • in the nurture of youth and congregations just beginning their lives of faith.  

We believe these SMOs collectively serve to lift people closer to the abundance and wholeness to which Jesus Christ has called us to work together to bring about. To that end, the North Church of Portsmouth supports One Great Hour of Sharing in the Spring, Strengthen the Church on Pentecost Sunday, Neighbors in Need in the Fall, and the Christmas Fund in December.

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