And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.
– Paul’s letter to the Corinthians
The United Church of Santa Fe strives to “Love God, Love Neighbor, Love Creation.” We invite you
to join several opportunities to move beyond the physical walls of United by being God’s hands and
heart in this world.
United Volunteers partner with the following organizations:
About Paul’s letter to the Corinthians,
Rev. William Sloane Coffin said, “I doubt if in any other scriptures of the world there is a more radical statement of ethics.”
Check out the various outreach opportunities by category below.
United's Outreach by the Numbers
United's Outreach Giving Totals $112,114 in 2022
United Church members and friends, in Santa Fe and across the country, gave more than $100,000 this past year to “love God by loving our neighbor and God’s creation.” $12,700+ went to the United Church of Christ, regionally and nationally, as well as to special offerings (One Great Hour of Sharing, Christmas Fund) and local congregations in need. The remainder went to both local and international organizations to provide support and supplies for Ukrainian refugees, Afghan resettlement, Navajo/Diné relief, regular meals for guests of Santa Fe shelters, mittens for kids in need, legal aid for immigrants, comfort backpacks for kids in crisis, books and social workers for public school kids, support for composting, carbon offset for travel, New Mexico fire relief, hurricane and other climate catastrophe relief, and financial assistance for members and friends facing medical or other emergency needs. In addition, United’s outreach efforts are supported by extensive staff and volunteer involvement. A detailed report of outreach giving will be provided in the Feb. 26 Congregational Budget meeting. Thank you all, near and far, who made such generosity possible! And who will continue it into the future as we are called to “Love God, Love Neighbor, Love Creation.”
Compassionate Christmas Gifts Great Success
Thanks to the generosity of the United congregation and friends, far and near, the 2022 Compassionate Christmas gifts raised $7,280 ($3,000 over 2021) for:
New Mexico Immigrant Law Center: $1,180
Santa Fe Shelters for the Homeless (Casa Familia, St. Elizabeth, Interfaith Shelter, Youth Shelter): each received $525, totaling $2,100
Church World Service: $770
Solace Crisis Center: $1,000
Youth Service Trip: $870
Mitten Tree (for Growing Up New Mexico): $835
Audubon Center: $525