Special Day Offerings

About Special Day Offerings

2014 Offerings

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Easter Special Day Offering
April 13 & 20

Pentecost Special Offering
June 1 & 8

Reconciliation Ministry Special Offering
September 28 & October 4

Thanksgiving Special Offering
November 9 & 16

Christmas Special Offering
December 14 & 21

Special Mission Offerings

Week of CompassionWeek of Compassion
The relief, refugee, and development fund of the church.

Reconciliation MinistryReconciliation Ministry
Leads the pro-reconciliation/anti-racism work of the Church.

Special Days in the life of the church often allow us to focus our worship, celebrations and fellowship around moments that are central to our faith.

Disciples Mission Fund Special Day Offerings also provide an opportunity to highlight specific ministries as part of our faith celebrations.

There are four Disciples Mission Fund Special Day Offerings received each year during Easter, Pentecost, Thanksgiving, and Christmas seasons. Also, Special Mission Fund offerings for Week of Compassion and Reconciliation Ministry are received in the last two Sundays of February (Week of Compassion) and the last Sunday of September and the first Sunday of October (Reconciliation). Each offering supports a specific ministry providing critical resources.

Easter Offering

2013 Easter OfferingThe Easter Offering supports the General Ministries of the church. General Ministries serve across the U.S. and Canada and around the world. General Ministries are partners in ministry serving through far-reaching and unique organizations.

More about General Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

General ministries that receive support from the Easter Offering include:

General Ministries not receiving the Easter Offering:

New Church MinistriesPentecost Offering

The Pentecost Offering supports Disciples new church development. Planning, nurturing and sustaining new congregation is part of the Disciples’ vision.

This offering supports the specialized ministry of new church development through both regional and general programs – with gifts for this offering divided between each. Fifty percent of gifts received by a region remain in that region, the balance supports the work of general, new church efforts.

Read more about New Church Ministry.

Thanksgiving Offering

The Thanksgiving Offering provides direct support to Disciples colleges, universities and theological institutions. Disciples have a long history of post-secondary and theological education. This offering provides a direct connection to 14 colleges or universities, 3 seminaries and 4 seminary foundations/divinity houses. Gifts from the Disciples Mission Fund Thanksgiving offering continue a Disciples tradition of developing leaders for our communities and the church.

See a list of the colleges, universities, seminaries, foundations and divinity houses.

Regional MinistersChristmas Offering

The Christmas Offering supports Regional Ministries. In 33 regions across the U.S. and Canada, ministers are nurtured and congregations are provided opportunities for work and worship.

Help support the Christmas Offering!

Often recognized for the ministries of camps and conferences, regions also play a critical role in the preparation and authorization of ministerial ordination. Both are key to church leadership and development. Regions partner with congregations to support the work required to call a new minister.