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How the Funds Are Used

The generous gifts of United Church of Christ congregations and
individuals to the Christmas Fund enable the Pension Boards’
Ministerial Assistance team to provide the following gifts:

2019
Distribution
Year to Date
GRANT PROGRAMS 2018
Distribution
Totals
Will be provided to approximately
460 persons, totaling $230,000 in
December, 2019.
CHRISTMAS THANK YOU CHECKS
for retired UCC clergy/lay employees
Hands Giving Gift
This special gift at Christmas time reminds
these Veterans of the Cross that they
are not forgotten and that the
Church is grateful for their service.
Provided to 401 persons in December 2018, totaling $214,100.
A total of $938,233 was given in small annuity supplementation as of August 31, 2019. MONTHLY SMALL ANNUITY SUPPLEMENTATION
for lower-income retired UCC clergy/lay employees
Hands on Grocery Cart
Since needs exceed the Christmas Fund
Offering and Our Church’s Wider Mission
contributions, Veterans of the Cross rely
on this income for basic needs such as
food, utilities, living or medical expenses.
Given to 379 persons in 2018, totaling $1,453,050 throughout the year.
A total of $176,244 in health premium supplementation as of August 31, 2019. QUARTERLY HEALTH PREMIUM SUPPLEMENTATION
for lower-income retired UCC clergy/lay employees Hands on Stethescope Monitoring Heart
These funds subsidize the UCC
Medicare Supplement Plan with Rx so that
persons can afford and receive
quality health care.
Given to approximately 206 persons each quarter totaling $429,903 in 2018.
A total of $71,775 in emergency grants was given as of August 31, 2019. EMERGENCY GRANTS
for active or retired UCC clergy/lay employees Hands Holding Hands
Sometimes those who serve
the Church face unforeseen circumstance 
that creates financial need. Our help—and emergency funds are available to assist in covering those costs.
Given to 37 individuals and families, totaling $55,663, as of December 31, 2018.