Gifts of Hope
In 2019, UCC celebrates its twentieth year of thoughtful and creative giving opportunities through Gifts of Hope. On Sunday, December 1, after both worship services, join us for a unique holiday shopping experience at the Gifts of Hope Market. Honor your loved ones by shopping our alternative gift market that keeps on giving to those in need. You can purchase food, building materials, water tanks or even farm animals that benefit multiple local and global charitable organizations along with some of UCC’s signature outreach ministries.
An order form is included below and printed copies will be widely available in the weeks leading up to the event. For those who miss the Gifts of Hope Market or wish to purchase additional gift cards, we will be available after worship services in The Arches on December 8 and December 15.
The organizations we partner with to provide alternate gift giving:
University Christian Church Signature Outreach Ministries offer help and hope to individuals and families within our community, country, and world.
Center for Transforming Lives (formerly the YWCA) helps homeless and impoverished women, children and families move from poverty to independence.
The Children’s Closet, a ministry of University Christian Church, provides clothing to children in Fort Worth ISD who need school uniforms.
Global Ministries, in mission in more than 90 countries and in covenant with more than 160 partner churches and ecumenical bodies around the world, is the joint global mission outreach effort of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ.
Heifer International provides families with income-producing plants and animals and training in their care. HPI educates partners in community building and sustainable agriculture, providing daily nutrition and additional income for basic needs and education of children.
Refugee Services of Texas (RST) welcomes refugees, immigrants, and other displaced peoples and supports them in integrating and thriving in their new communities.
Southwest Good Samaritan Ministries provides assistance to hundreds of people in need, especially Central American political refugees, and individuals from other countries in political and economic turmoil. Their ministry is to teach the love of Jesus Christ by building a renewed wholeness and dignity in those who are broken, disenfranchised and displaced.
Tarrant Area Food Bank (TAFB) empowers communities to eliminate hunger by providing food, education and resources through innovation and collaboration.
Tarrant Churches Together (TCT) is a nonprofit network of diverse Tarrant County churches, working together to resolve community needs especially related to: high-school completion for students of all ages, homelessness and poverty.
True Worth Place is a comprehensive resource center and day shelter in Fort Worth providing guests who are currently experiencing homelessness with access to help, hope and respect.
Week of Compassion is the relief, refugee and development mission fund of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).