On October 3, World Communion Sunday, congregations across the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) will receive the 2010 Peacemaking Offering. This offering supports peace and justice ministries across the church and is crucial to the ongoing work of the Peacemaking Program. We encourage you to take time this week to promote the Offering with congregations, groups and individuals in your sphere of influence. Here are some suggested ways:
- Visit the Peacemaking Offering section of the Special Offerings website to find and use tools that help congregations promote the Offering, including the DVD embedded in this e-mail, clip art for newsletters, minutes for mission and more.
- Make sure your congregation has received the Peacemaking Offering materials and plans to promote the offering in the next few weeks. Contact Nancy Goodhue or Denise Dukes McCoy if you have questions.
- Give generously to the Peacemaking Offering.
- In this year when we mark the 30th anniversary of the Offering and the Peacemaking Program, consider an additional gift of $30 above your planned giving to celebrate the ways the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program and Presbyterian peacemakers have