Changing the world
UCC partners with over 50 missionaries and organizations dedicated to spread the Good News of Jesus locally, nationally and abroad. We dedicate over 20% of our budget to help bring the gospel to every nation. That means the best way for anyone to be part of this amazing ministry to give because every time you give at UCC it's an investment in improving the lives of others. Below, we've highlighted a few of the ministries we support and the impact they are making.
Apply for Support
If you are looking for short-term support for an upcoming missions trip or you are wanting to apply to become a long-term partner with us download and fill out the appropriate application. Eligibility, due dates, and further instructions are spelled out on each form.
Some of our Partners
Eden Children's Village
Beginning by providing caring homes, community, and education for children left behind from the AIDS epidemic, Eden Children's village has grown to a multi-faceted organization that supports it's own community and surrounding areas through medication, nutritional, and spiritual care. Most years, Eden is able to to grow enough food to support itself as well as help it's surrounding neighbors. Recently, due to to flooding and drought this has not been the case and UCC has sent aid in the form of food as well.
Located just across the Kansas border in Oklahoma, this ministry provides a healthy home, school, and therapy to kids who are considered at risk. House parents cultivate a Christ-centered family environment. At UCC, we are all about changed lives. The stories of changed lives coming out of this place are pretty amazing. You can read many of them here.
Helping International Students
Helping International Students (HIS) is a community organization in Manhattan, Kansas that is sponsored by more than 25 local churches and K-State campus ministries. HIS serves over 2,500 international students from 100+ nations at Kansas State University. Sign up to be a friend today by clicking here.
St. Francis Ministries
Each year at Vacation Bible School, we share with our students about God's heart for people both here and around the world through missions. This year, we are partnering with St. Francis ministries to bless the Manhattan community. St. Francis ministries works locally and internationally to serve children and families through adoption, foster care, and other services. Children come to foster care from all walks of life and from every community. Many have experienced trauma, so they come frightened, confused, and anxious. Foster parents open their homes and hearts – helping children heal, trust, and hope again. Children in care range in age from birth to 21, mostly school-aged. Most enter foster care due to abuse or neglect, while others exhibit behavioral disorders. St. Francis Ministries strives to keep sibling groups together and in their home community. Whatever their story, each child in foster care needs a safe place to stay and a family to provide for their emotional, educational, medical, and special behavioral needs.
Many times, children are taken out of their living situation without a lot of notice and are unable to take their belongings with them. This year at VBS, we will be putting together overnight bags for children who transition to a new home. Below is the list of items we will be collecting:
a new set of pajamas
essential hygiene items such as a toothbrush, toothpaste
gently used or new back packs or small overnight bags
gift cards to local clothing stores for these students
If you are able to donate any of these items, please bring them by during the week of VBS July 8-12! That's this week! Thank you in advance for serving your community. If you have any questions please email Lizzie at firstname.lastname@example.org.