One Church Fund
May 8 - May 29Free
The eye cannot say to the hand, ‘I have no need of you’, nor again the head to the feet, ‘I have no need of you.’ 1 Corinthians 12:21
The Massachusetts Council of Churches and its member congregations and denominations believe in One Church. We believe all parts of the body of Christ are necessary. And, at this terrible moment when so many people are suffering because of the COVID19, some parts of the body of Christ are suffering more than others. As members of the one body of Christ, we cannot say to one another, “I have no need of you.”
Through the One Church Fund, the Massachusetts Council of Churches prioritizes the financial, practical, and relational support of immigrant, Black, poor, unhoused, and unaffiliated churches.
Now is the time for those who can give through the One Church Fund to support both short-term financial needs and long-term relationships. Through your contribution, you are building capacity to care for all of God’s people. Give generously and ask for what you need to ensure the whole body of Christ survives.
One Church Fund will open for applications when the initial fundraising goal of $50,000 is met.
There is also a network of mutual aid through the One Church Fund’s Skill Share listings. Are you able to build a website, lend accounting expertise, offer pastoral care? Please sign up to share your skills! And in this time of increased anxiety and uncertainty, it is more important than ever for all of us to learn to ask for what we need. Do you need coaching on online children’s programs, help recording your worship service, or a listening ear? Visit the Seek a Skill page and find a connection to meet your need.