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Current Projects

$16,114 raised of $14,000 goal

In the evening hours of January 29 the church hall in Chipata, Zambia was broken into, vandalized, and robbed.

$2,005 raised of $6,000 goal

Good Works is sponsoring a United Youth Camp to be held in Accra, Ghana from August 11-18, 2019!

$905 raised of $7,847 goal

This summer, Good Works and United Youth Corps are sponsoring a project in French West Africa, offering volunteers the opportunity to serve at the youth summer camp in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire! The project will run from July 4, 2019 to July 29, 2019.

$3,372 raised of $17,000 goal

Good Works and United Youth Corps are sponsoring a project in Haiti! This project will take place in Mirebalais in two sessions. The first session will run from June 23, 2019 to July 14, 2019; the second session will run from July 14, 2019 to August 4, 2019.

$10,000 raised of $10,000 goal

We thank God that historically very few UCG members have been affected by natural disasters, but do wish to be prepared to help when disaster strikes; we also want to be available to help others in our communities.

Updates

by Filius Jere
by Rachel E. Regan

About Good Works

Following the directive in Galatians 6:10 Galatians 6:10As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good to all men, especially to them who are of the household of faith.
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to “…do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith,” the “Good Works Program” is intended to provide an organized way for brethren to help others (primarily those in the Church) who face unusual, emergency situations that could not be anticipated or budgeted for. The intent of the program is to make these situations known to the Church, and to coordinate the distribution of funds that are raised by individuals, congregations or groups in fundraising efforts. 

We do not ask that tithes and offerings be directed to this program, for the reasons given above. Instead, if individuals, congregations, or groups within a congregation wish to engage in individual or special fundraising efforts (for example, car washes, garage sales, candy or fruit sales, etc.).

The coordinator will see to it that they are then passed along to the appropriate designees. Once sufficient funds for a particular project or need are received and passed along, that project will be marked complete.

If you would like to organize a fundraiser in your local congregation, please take the following steps:

  1. Read the list of projects listed on this page.
  2. Discuss fundraising efforts with your local pastor.
  3. Engage in the fundraising efforts, and make it clear that the effort is separate from tithes and offerings.
  4. Send a check to the home office (payable to “United Church of God”) to the attention of “Lena VanAusdle, Coordinator of Good Works Program,” or donate online, indicating the project or projects that the funds were dedicated to.

All surplus donations (over and above the amounts needed to meet the needs of that particular project) will be allocated to other similar projects unless otherwise noted in your donation.

Again, thank you, for your generosity and desire to help our brethren and community members facing emergency needs. Your assistance in following these procedures will help your aid to reach those in need as quickly and efficiently as possible.