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These are the various funds that we use for the ministry of Edwards:
The Endowment Fund hold funds for Edwards in two categories: Unrestricted and Restricted.
Unrestricted funds are those used to create four subcategories of spending. Spending is restricted to the income from investments only. The spending categories are: A- Discretionary by the committee for special requests, B- Education for church members and staff, C- Local Mission and D- Wider Mission
Restricted Funds are held and invested by the committee for the intended purposes for which the funds were given.
Strohbehn Scholarship Fund
The Strohbehn Educational Fund was established by the Bob Lewis and Edie Sanders to honor the memory of Bobís grandparents who were active at Edwards Congregational United Church of Christ during their lifetimes.
Those eligible to receive a scholarship will be:
A member of Edwards Congregational United Church of Christ
A student who is or will be attending any accredited two or four year college or university.
For more information and to apply please click here: Applicaion for The Strohbehn Educational Scholarship
One Great Hour of Sharing
Giving Help, Hope and Life. One Great Hour of Sharing supports partners in more than 70 countries with ministries that fund development projects, feed the victims of famine, provide services for displaced people, and respond to natural disasters. These ministries are the responsibility of Wider Church Ministries, Global Sharing of Resources.
One Great Hour of Sharing, as part of Our Church's Wider Mission (OCWM), is the special mission offering of the United Church of Christ that carries God's message of love and hope to people in more than eighty countries.
The UCC works with international partners to provide sources of clean water and food, education and health care, small business micro-credit, emergency relief, and advocacy and resettlement for refugees and displaced persons. OGHS also supports domestic and international ministries for disaster preparedness and response.
Strengthen The Church
Faithfully Building the Body of Christ. Supports church growth and leadership development in the conferences and through the national offices of Local Church Ministries.
Funding new church starts and invigorating existing congregations, nurturing lay and pastoral leadership, building youth and young adult ministries and supporting the God is Stillspeaking Ministry and its extravagant welcome for all within the United Church of Christ.
Neighbors In Need
Neighbors in Need(NIN) is a special mission offering of the UCC that supports ministries of justice and compassion thoughout the United States. One-third of NIN funds support the Council for American Indian Ministry(CAIM). Two-thirds of the offering is used by the UCC's Justice and Witness Ministries(JWM) to support a variety of justice initiatives, advocacy efforts, and direct service projects.
Remembering Those Who Serve Our Church
Provides financial aid to retired and active ministers and their surviving spouses and children who face overwhelming financial demands, a ministry carried out by the Pension Boards.