Pentecost Sunday, when we celebrate the birthday of the church, is the best time to remember our sisters and brothers who are in ministry together with us. The United Church of Christ is planting new churches and revitalizing existing ones. Our local UCC Penn Central Conference places a special emphasis on training church leaders for faithful ministry. The national UCC offers grants to churches and organizations which are working toward building a just world for all. One of the grants made possible through your donation will go to the “Healing Streams Center” in Philadelphia where Megan McLeod is working towards providing a space where single mothers feel safe, significant, and supported. Your contribution to the Strengthen the Church offering is an expression of your love of God and love of neighbor. Thank you for your gift to our Strengthen the Church offering. You may use a giving envelope from the last newsletter, from your offering envelope box, designate an envelope from the pew or just mark your check in the memo line as “Strengthen the Church.” Thank you for strengthening the church!