Peace with Justice Sunday is just a few weeks away (June 19). Order free offering resources now for this special Sunday offering – which supports ministries that advocate for peace with justice. Up to 50 percent of the offering will stay right here in the California-Nevada Annual Conference to support local peace and justice programs!
Bulletin inserts and posters are available to order, free of charge. Worship resources, stories, and videos are available to download. View all resources here.
Cal-Nev Recipient Program Highlighted
Among the Peace with Justice Sunday online support materials are stories to help promote this wonderful opportunity to give. Among them, the story of the Paradise, California Center for Tolerance and Nonviolence, which received its third Peace with Justice grant last year. The 2010 award was in support of the Center's STARS after-school program, which helps youngsters learn to deal with bullying.
The Center began in 2000 as a task force of Paradise United Methodist Church.
Mining Families and 'the Hard Walk' in West Virginia
Outside our Conference, your Peace with Justice gifts support programs such as the work of the West Virginia Council of Churches.
The Rev. Dennis Sparks calls it "the hard walk."
That's what you do when your religious organization decides to take a position, such as saying mountaintop removal mining is against God's will. However, the ministry also raises money for the families of miners who died in accidents and organizes meetings to cool the debate over coal issues.
The West Virginia Council of Churches received a Peace with Justice Grant of $3,000 to facilitate nonviolent communication training between the groups.
Give Online at Anytime
If your church can't celebrate Peace with Justice Sunday and receive the offering on June 19, you may observe it on any other day of the year.
And you can give online to Peace with Justice Sunday at any time!
Whenever you give, your gift offers The United Methodist Church a voice in advocating for peace and justice at home and around the world. Open the door to justice – invite a Peace with Justice coordinator to speak at your church. Together, we can work together for a more faithful, just, and loving world.