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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:

2018
Distribution
Year to Date
GRANT PROGRAMS 2017
Distribution
Totals
Will be provided to approximately
460 persons, totaling $230,000 in
December, 2018.
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 477 persons in December 2017, totaling $228,300.
Given to approx. 378 persons, totaling $976,247.20 as of August 22, 2018. 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 425 persons in 2017, totaling $1,513,602 throughout the year.
Given to approximately 212 persons each quarter, totaling
approximately $366,942 as of
the third quarter of 2018.
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 210 persons each quarter totaling $492,863 in 2017.
Given to 25 individuals and families, totaling $31,288.00
September 30, 2018
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 384 individuals and families, totaling $157,342, as of December 31, 2017
Including 347 grants provided for hurricane relief to clergy and their families in Texas
and Florida.