Our Church's Wider Mission
Our Church’s Wider Mission (OCWM) funds the work that the United Church of Christ (UCC) does in the Associations and Conferences (including the New York Conference), and in the national and global church. OCWM funds are invested in programs, resources, and tools needed to keep local UCC churches strong, effective, and growing. The Office of General Ministries houses the President and General Minister, manages the biennial convening of the General Synod, and houses the Publishing, Identity and Communications office. Wider Church Ministries is best known for the mission outreach work of the UCC because of our disaster ministries. This arm of the church also serves congregations and other settings of the church who strive to be inclusive, whether it is multicultural/multiracial, open and affirming, global or accessible to all. Justice and Peace Action Network is a UCC grassroots advocacy effort to educate and engage church members and friends to shape public policy.