GIVING

Thank you for your support!

God provides for the ministry of our church through your tithes and offerings and your gifts are honored with faithful stewardship, ethical business practices, and accountability to our congregation and denomination. It’s more than keeping the lights on and the gears turning;  it’s about lives changing through the transformative power of living out the Gospel through missions in our community and beyond.

 

But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this?

Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand.”

~1 Chronicles 29:14

 

Or we are always grateful to recieve your check via mail. 

Our mailing address is:

Second Congregational Church, UCC

PO Box 164

Norway, ME 04268

Please indicate the purpose of your donation-pledge, mission donation, free-supper donation, fundraiser, etc.


                                             2024 STEWARDSHIP LETTER                                                   

November 15, 2023

Dear Friends,                                                                                                         

 

It is the most wonderful time of the year.  It is Stewardship time!

 

As I sit here writing this letter, I am praying for the world.  There are so many frightening, bad things happening to a lot of people.  I know that we, the members, and friends of the Second Congregational Church in Norway are all praying for peace and health for everyone in our town, state, country and the world.

 

I am also thinking of all the good and wonderful things we, the Second Congregational Church members and friends do around the Oxford Hills, this state, country, and the world.  I am thankful!

 

  • We are a hard-working Church who each month serve approximately 120 of our neighbors a tasty and nutritious meal at our Free drive thru suppers.
  • We financially support local missions, such as:  Safe Voices, SAPARS, Right Start, local food pantries, and Responsible Pet Care.
  • We reach out to the wider community and world with financial support of food, medical supplies, rebuilding areas devastated by floods, mud slides, and war. 
  • We financially support both the Maine Conference of the United Church of Christ and the National Conference.  
  • We support a minister who graciously represents us in the wider community. 
  • We make our building available for community meetings and individual counseling.
  • We stock our thrift store with clean and affordable items for the community.
  • We continually refill our mini-food pantry on the ramp.  
  • We support our vocal choir & bell choir and provide weekly worship services and Sunday school.
  • We send children to summer camp and provide vacation Bible School.  
  • We support college students with scholarships and help homeless teens with food and presents.   
  • We warm children in our local schools with mittens, hats, and scarves.
  • We love as Jesus loves us.  We give our time and our treasure! We are open and affirming. c

 

I am sending this letter to ask you to help our Church financially with your pledge.  We need your pledge to keep up our good work!  It not only helps us pay our bills such as salaries, electric, oil, internet, and maintenance on our property, but also your pledge lets us know what we can expect each month to help us with unexpected expenses, like our leaking roof, and with special events we would like to schedule.  As we enter a new fiscal year, will you return your completed pledge card to the Church by December 3, 2023?  The Trustees would be very appreciative of your assistance in the 2024 budget process.  
        I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving and a Merry Christmas.   If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Deb Ladner or Kate Wood.  

 

For your convenience we have included a QR Code, a paypal link as well as our mailing address.



 

Second Congregational Church of Norway P.O. Box 164

205 Main Street

Norway, Maine  04268

 

website:  www.seconch.org

facebook:  www.facebook.com/Seconch

 

PayPal Link  

 

https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=M355WTWJ6U2JA