This September the California-Nevada Annual Conference Church and Society Committee, in conjunction with the Conference Peace with Justice Committee, presented Walnut Creek United Methodist Church $1,000 to support its Bus Stop After School Program, which is enriching the lives of immigrant children. The committees sent $500 to the JustFaith weekly class, which will be held at Campbell UMC. The Buena Vista UMC Sister Village Project with Wadi Foquin received $1,500. Davis UMC, for its "Three Cups of Tea" project, received $500 and Trinity UMC, $750 for its "Singing Chaplain Ministries." (For more information about these ministries contact Mary Liebke, Conference Peace with Justice Coordinator.)
These grants are funded by the Peace with Justice Special Sundays, in which California-Nevada UM congregations donate money to be dispersed among peace with justice programs, here and around the world. What a great opportunity for mission! The programs funded this year are working with the homeless and with immigrant families, on behalf of economic justice for Palestinian people, and for awareness of the educational needs of young girls in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The JustFaith program speaks to not just being a good neighbor but to being a more compassionate and caring Christian.
What are the outreach programs in which your congregation is involved? Can some PwJ funding support those programs at your church? Grants of up to $1,500 are available in January!
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Both are due January 1.
Send your completed application to Mary Liebke at firstname.lastname@example.org or 14983 Los Ninos Place, Grass Valley, CA 95945. She welcomes your calls for assistance or additional information, to 530.273.3678.