During the month of December, Brookmeade will be collecting for the UCC Christmas Fund which has been caring for active and retired clergy and lay employees of the United Church of Christ for over 100 years by providing emergency grants, supplementation of small annuities and health premiums, and Christmas “Thank You” gift checks each December to lower-income retirees. Over the past nine months, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the emergency financial needs of many who serve the church have increased dramatically. In such a time as this, the need for the Christmas Fund is more urgent than ever. United Church of Christ congregations and members have blessed the Christmas Fund with their generosity for many years. This year, your care and compassion will be especially appreciated by those servants of the church who are facing a time of need. Brookmeaders who wish to contribute can send checks to the church with the memo: Christmas Fund, or if you give with Tithe.ly, you can designate “UCC Christmas Fund Offering” when you give online. Thank you!