Urbandale UCC


3530 70th St., Urbandale, Iowa 50322 | ph 515.276.0625
fax 515.276.2451 | email: staff@urbucc.org | how to find us
Rev. David Sickelka, Senior Pastor

To learn more:

  • visit the OCWM page on the national UCC website

Our Church's Wider Mission (OCWM)

We are a "5 for 5" congregation. Being 5 for 5 reminds us that we are a church committed to keeping our covenant with the wider church — including our Iowa Conference and the national UCC denomination — by fully supporting Our Church's Wider Mission with both Basic and Special Support.

Basic Support

Basic Support provides funding for the work of UCC Conferences and for the work of the UCC's national ministries.

Special Support: Four Special Mission Offerings

Special Support includes gifts to the UCC's four Special Mission Offerings that fund vital ministries bringing hope to people in the U.S. and around the world.

One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS):
Supports partners in more than 70 countries with ministries that fund development projects, feed the victims of famine, provide services for displaced people, and respond to natural disasters.

Strengthen The Church:
Grows the United Church of Christ's future by funding new church starts and invigorating existing congregations; nurturing lay and pastoral leadership; building youth and young adult ministries; and supporting the God is Stillspeaking Ministry and its extravagant welcome for all.

Neighbors in Need (NIN):
Supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, including ministry carried out by the Council for American Indian Ministries (CAIM) and by the national offices of Justice and Witness Ministries.

Christmas Fund:
Provides financial aid to retired and active ministers and their surviving spouses and children who face overwhelming financial demands.