UCCFLA

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​Month by month, the Florida Conference of the United Church of Christ is making its corner of Orlando a little greener. Having already turned a dilapidated church building into a vibrant, environmentally-friendly ministry center, the Florida Conference is now planning the landscape — creating sustainably-rich gardens and grounds outside the newly renovated offices, as a model of creation justice for both church and community. As Florida Conference Minister the Rev. John Vertigan said, the emerging projects with each phase of the transformation of the building "ignites the energy for further growth of this site as a center for gathering the church, engaging the community, and honoring the earth. I am hesitant to say the project is anywhere near complete and I suspect it won't be for years to come. 

​​OCWM "Five for Five"

Our Church's Wider Mission (OCWM) Basic Support and Special Support provide funding for the work of UCC Conference and National ministries in support of the life and work of the local church and its members. OCWM changes lives by strengthening our ecumenical relationships and global partnerships, by imagining and embodying a better world through prophetic witness and work, and by providing resources and programs to nurture the vitality of our United Church of Christ congregations.


The UCC of St. Augustine has accepted the challenge to accept special offerings throughout the year to support the ministries of OCWM, One Great Hour of Sharing, Neighbors in Need, Strengthen the Church, and The Christmas Fund.

NAMI


The National Alliance On Mental Illness (NAMI) is a nationwide grassroots advocacy group, representing families and people affected by mental disorders in the United States. NAMI provides psychoeducation, research and support for people and their families impacted by mental illness through various public education and awareness activities. The National NAMI organization is based out of Arlington, Virginia. NAMI is organized further into State and Local affiliates, all operating mainly with the work of thousands of volunteers. Members of NAMI are typically consumers of mental health services, family members, and professionals working together toward a common goal.

There are over 1,000 NAMI chapters, represented in all 50 states.[4] NAMI has 9 signature programs, many which have been shown to be efficacious in research studies.

​​​M2M "Move 2 Move"

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M2M is a group organized by Rob Maze.  The group believes that staying physically active is an important part of living a whole and holy life.  The participates in local 5K events which support local ministries and charities.

M2Mers promote and practice an active lifestyle, healthy diets, community involvement, spiritual awareness, connecting with nature, while taking advantage of intergeneration opportunities to have fun!

They are encouragers who not only promote physical activity at comfortable levels, but intentionally wear t-shirts which display the M2M logo and the UCC comma, as a way of starting conversations.  Participants run, jog, walk or wog ( a combination of walking and jogging) together while church members, friends and clowns church cheer  them on.  

 

​​Box Tops for Education
It all started in California in 1996.

General Mills wanted to create a program to help support education and benefit America’s schools – and so, Box Tops for Education™ was born. As part of the initial test program, Box Tops were only available on select  cereals. The program was such a huge success that it soon launched on other General Mills products and expanded across the nation. By 1998, more than 30,000 schools were clipping Box Tops and earning cash to buy the things they needed: books, computers, playground equipment and more.

Over the next four years, the Box Tops for Education™ program doubled and. by 2004, over 82,000 schools across the nation participated in Box Tops, earning more than $100 million. In 2006, for the first time, non-food brands began to participate. As the program expanded, school earnings increased. By 2010, schools across the nation had earned over $320 million. Today, America’s schools have earned over $719 million, and you can find Box Tops on hundreds of products throughout the grocery store.

UCC


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The United Church of Christ was formed when two Protestant churches, the Evangelical and Reformed Church and the General Council of the Congregational Christian Churches united in 1957. This union adopted an earlier general statement of unity between the two denominations, the 1943 "Basis of Union".  At this time, the UCC claimed about two million members. In 1959, in its General Synod, the UCC adopted a broad "Statement of Faith". The UCC adopted its constitution and by-laws in 1961.

How can one person change the world?


Sponsor a child . . .
Plant a tree . . .
Rebuild a home . . .
Visit a prisoner . . .
Be a mentor . . .
Teach . . .
Serve a meal . . .
Bring water to the desert . .

Pray . . .
Donate .


The opportunities are endless. And they're all right here. What part of our world is waiting for you to make a difference?


Visit UCC.org for more ways to help!

St. Johns Ecumenical Food Pantry

We partner with 12 other churches to support and run a food pantry.  In 2010 the St. Johns Ecumenical Food Pantry distributed 126,000 pounds of food to nearly 3,000 families.  It is funded wholly by the churches and charitable contributions and does not receive any tax dollars.


Members of the UCC of St. Augustine volunteer their time to operate the food pantry one afternoon a month.  A collection container is available on Sunday mornings for loose change that may be jingling in the bottom of their pockets or purses.  There is also a basket for the collection of non-perishable food items.