Assistance for Persons who are Active in Ministry or Members in Discernment

Click each title for more information about each UCBMA grant and how to apply.

Emergency Grants
Sometimes those who serve the Church need immediate help. Emergency Grants provide one-time assistance for active or retired clergy and lay workers facing unforeseen financial crises.

New Church Start Benefit Support Grants
Grants are given to assist new church start pastors with the cost of health and dental premiums or Annuity Plan contributions. The initiative is in cooperation with UCC Local Church Ministries and Conferences.

Herring and Stark Memorial Fund Grants
Grants are provided to those completing their seminary education to create an account in the Annuity Plan for the United Church of Christ and begin saving for a more secure retirement.

Higher Education Scholarships for Children of Disabled or Deceased Ministers

University and seminary scholarships are available for eligible children of disabled or deceased authorized United Church of Christ ministers.