2014 Peacemaker Offering

peacemaker_offeringAs in previous years, we will be participating in the Presbyterian Mission Season of Peace and will be gratefully receiving donations during Sunday Worship on September 21st, September 28th and October 5th (World Communion day).

Your generous contributions will be dispersed in the following manner:

– 25% retained by congregations to support their own peacemaking ministry
– 25% used to support presbytery and synod peacemaking efforts
– 50% forwarded to the Peacemaking Program of the Presbyterian Mission Agency so it can continue to provide assistance and resources for congregations and other bodies of the PC(USA).

For more information, please visit the Season of Peace web site

Carl Horton, Presbyterian Peacemaking Program:

“There are many factors in the world that divide us. They exist among the nations, in our communities, throughout congregations, in the midst of households across the globe, and within ourselves.

Through these dividers, we as God’s children, become broken. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians describes peace as a spiritual bonding agent, holding us together through the love of Christ. It restores our fractured pieces to a whole, creating a connection between us. Through this, we experience the unity of the spirit in the bond of peace.

The Peacemaking Offering funds the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program, enabling us to bring in International Peacemakers, hold conferences, and advocate for active nonviolent solutions to conflict.

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) views peace as a core part of our identity and calling as believers. It is a central declaration of the gospel, calling us to model our lives in the pattern of the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ.

This year, we invite you to take part in A Season of Peace starting on September 7th and ending on October 5th. This four-week pilgrimage is designed to deepen the pursuit of peace for congregations, small groups, families, and individuals.

Please participate in this Offering and help make the Season of Peace a time to renew your commitment and reaffirm your calling to peacemaking. Together, we can transform cultures of violence into communities of peace.”

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