Peace With Justice Sunday: Who We Say We Are
Joyce Georgief, Peace with Justice coordinator for the California-Pacific Conference, says she is "fired up" about the United Methodist Special Sunday. "It reminds us to be who we say we are," she said. "We say we love kindness, seek justice and walk humbly with our God. Peace with Justice Sunday gives flesh to the Micah 6:8 mandate, and for me, it means recommitting myself to walking the talk."
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Peace With Justice Offerings
Half the offerings collected by your annual conference for Peace With Justice Sunday are kept for local use. The remaining half of this Special Sunday offering funds U.S. and global work in social action, public-policy education and advocacy.
Peace With Justice Sunday is June 7.
Every Dollar Makes a Difference
Gifts to the Native American Ministries Special Sundays offering totaled $401,127 in 2008. This marked the fourth consecutive year of increased giving! Imagine the possibility if each United Methodist gave just $1 to this offering. Over $8,000,000 would nurture mission education and opportunities across Native American communities. Please give generously. Gifts to all Special Sundays offerings may be made at any time. Visit umcgiving.org for details about recent giving
Ordained in 1992, the Rev. Evelene "Tweedy" Sombrero was the first Native American woman to be received in full connection in The United Methodist Church. "I knew in my heart God was calling me to something bigger than myself," she said. Gifts to Native American Ministries Sunday make available scholarships for Native American seminarians. Without this support, the Reverend Sombrero would not have been able to attend seminary. Your gift matters! Read other stories about Native American ministry on umcgiving.org
Native American Ministries Sunday
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Help UMCOR Respond to Natural Disasters
When storms, drought and famine threaten lives, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is there to make a difference. Your support of One Great Hour of Sharing, one of six Special Sundays Offerings of The United Methodist Church, helps fund the administrative costs needed to make sure that 100% of gifts to mission go to where they are designated. Imagine the possibility if each United Methodist gave even $1. Learn more at umcor.org.
Help UMCOR Provide Refuge in South Africa
A 13-year-old Zimbabwean boy fled violence in his homeland. After crossing Africa's second largest river, he walked over 100 miles to the Central Methodist Mission in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he has found shelter and food. Doctors are helping him cope with mind-boggling loss. Your gift to One Great Hour of Sharing makes that possible. Please give generously.