The Preaching and Teaching form Mayflower Congregational UCC of Oklahoma City

Benevolence

When it comes to doing ministry on behalf of the less fortunate, Mayflower has developed a unique and highly successful means of distributing money to the best charitable organizations both locally, nationally, and internationally. The Benevolence Board comprised of nine members oversees the distribution of tens of thousands of dollars for benevolence purposes.

Mayflower members are allowed to designate a portion of their church pledge for benevolence purposes, and that money is set aside, and protected--to be spent exclusively for benevolence purposes. The congregation then receives a full accounting of the way in which their benevolence funds are spent.

Twenty percent of our funds go to the benevolence projects of the Kansas/Oklahoma Conference of the United Church of Christ, and the remaining eighty percent is used for charitable contributions.

The work of the Benevolence Board is at the heart of what Mayflower believes the church should be. Instead of building a larger edifice with the fruits of our success, Mayflower has made a conscious decision to spend more and more of its money helping the poor. Operating from a debt-free facility, our growth in membership has made it possible to increase benevolence spending. Our ultimate objective is to spend as much helping the poor as we spend keeping house.

If you are an organization interested in being considered for funding from the Benevolence Board, please click the link below to fill out an application.

 

Please be aware: as of June 12, 2014, we are no longer able to process applications from individuals unless they are recommended by a member of the church.

 

Benevolence Application