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Rise Against Hunger Event Donations Still Welcome!

At this fun, family-friendly event we packaged over 11,000 nutrient-rich meals for distribution to the undernourished through the Rise Against Hunger global network. Our goal is to raise $3,194.00 to pay for the meals, and donations can be made directly at our event website here.

  • Rise Against Hunger works to meet immediate nutritional needs today and empower the ability to build strong, resilient communities tomorrow by promoting sustainable solutions to hunger.
  • Feel free to share this link with other friends, families or business organizations that would like to donate to our event (some businesses offer matching donations for employees who donate).

    For more information about Rise Against Hunger’s work, visit: their important mission remains the same – to end hunger in our lifetime.

    At Umstead Park UCC, Faith in Action (FIA) means active involvement in social justice issues and bringing the model of Jesus to life in today’s world. FIA supports international issues and works to bring greater equality and advantage to all people. We do this through support of organizations like Partners in Health, our growing Microfinance initiative, Carolina Interfaith Taskforce for Central American (CITCA), and support of PFLAG (parents/friends/families of lesbians and gays).

    Umstead Park UCC is a strong supporter of the wider ministries of the United Church of Christ. Each year, we contribute a significant portion of our Faith In Action monies to the UCC’s OCWM funds (Our Church’s Wider Mission). For more information on OCWM, see

    In addition to looking at the needs of the wider world, FIA is also committed to the stewardship of our local environment and support of local organizations. The Neuse River Cleanup, work with Urban Ministries, support of the Magnificent Mile Race and supporting the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design ) certification of our renovated church building are all examples of this.

    With our steps toward a mutual relationship with the wider world, we will:

  • Share freely of our wealth and resources;
  • Recognize our identity as global citizens, intimately tied to and partnered with all of God's children in every land;
  • Demonstrate our concern for neighbor through service and prophetic voice;
  • Claim our inescapable connection with the sacred earth and all of creation;
  • Live justice as the social expression of love, and peace as the present manifestation of the world to come.
  • (from the UPUCC Covenant)

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