Giving to the Memorial Congregational Church

Thank you for donating to our church. Without your support, it wouldn’t be possible to make a positive impact in our community through spreading the Gospel and missions outreach. Learn more about how we use your gift and ways to give.


Each year, the church hosts a canned food and financial donation drive to support the Templeton Food Pantry, reaching out to help those in need in our area.



Our church also reaches out beyond our community and around the world through giving to the missions and ministries of the United Church of Christ — Our Church’s Wider Mission.


There are also special offerings each year for disaster relief, food assistance, and more (such as the One Great Hour of Sharing, and Neighbors in Need listed below).

Our Annual Report contains financial reports:

income and expenditures and the budget for the coming year


Click Here to View our Recent Annual Report

Planned gifts enable individuals to support the Memorial Congregational Church even after their lifetime. It is a great way to create a meaningful legacy and help for generations to come. There are several ways to structure your planned gift:

  • A bequest in your Will (no minimum)
  • A Charitable Gift Annuity (gift of $10,000+)
  • A Charitable Remainder Trust (gift of $50,000+)
  • Outright gifts of life insurance, an IRA, real estate or appreciated asset

Speak to your financial advisor about how to structure such gifts.

OCWM Basic support enables associations, conferences, the national setting, and some of our affiliated partners to continue providing the care and services that are vital to the United Church of Christ. OCWM Basic support is generally given at local churches, where the funds are then sent to their associations and conferences before being forwarded to the national offices in Cleveland. (Individual donors are encouraged to give through their local churches for Our Church’s Wider Mission Basic Support)

Strengthen the Church is a special mission offering to reimagine and build the future of the UCC. Shared at the conference and national levels, STC largely supports youth ministries and full-time leaders for new churches in parts of the country where the UCC does not have a strong presence. It also provides support for existing church’s new initiatives.

One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) works with international partners to provide sources of clean water, food, education and health care, small business micro-credit, advocacy and resettlement for refugees and displaced persons and emergency relief and rehabilitation. OGHS also supports domestic and international ministries for disaster preparedness and response.

Neighbors in Need supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States, including the Council for American Indian Ministries (CAIM), justice and advocacy, and direct service projects supported by Justice and Local Church Ministries.

This offering is received on First Sunday of October as part of World Communion Sunday.

The Christmas Fund for the Veterans of the Cross and the Emergency Fund is a Special Mission Offering that congregations have been supporting for over 100 years. The offering is administered through the United Church Board for Ministerial Assistance, the charitable arm of the Pension Boards. Funds provide direct financial support to those who serve the church and are facing financial difficulties. Active and retired clergy, lay employees, and their surviving spouses may be eligible for the Supplementation of Small Annuities, Supplementation of Health Premiums, Emergency Grants, and/or Christmas “Thank You” Gift Checks. This offering is received on the Sunday before Christmas.

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