Apply for Conference Peace with Justice Grants Now!

December 07, 2011

Deadline to apply is Jan. 15, 2012

The California-Nevada Annual Conference Advocacy and Justice Committee awards Peace with Justice Grants twice yearly, in January and in September, giving priority to United Methodists and affiliated organizations. Peace with Justice ministries are eligible to receive as much as $1,500.
The deadline to apply for 2012 Peace with Justice Grants is Jan. 15.
In 2011, the following grants were awarded: 
  1. $650 to the Rev. Pam Abbey, Walnut Creek UMC, for the Bus Stop Afterschool Program, an immigrant community "artists-in-residence" program. 
  2. $1,500 to the Rev. Dr. Rick Schlosser, to help support the California Council of Churches' IMPACT, in its California governance-reform advocacy. 
  3. $1,200 to Bob Chambers, to be used for the First UMC of Carson City Capital Cities Circles Initiative workshops. 
  4. $1,000 to the Rev. Lisa Warner-Carey for the "Walk with Me and I Will Walk with You" program, supporting the Peer Support Mental Health Recovery program at Ukiah UMC. 
  5. $500 to Cidney Barcellow for advocacy and materials for sustainable gardening practices at Davis UMC. 
  6. $1,000 to the Rev. Lauren Chaffee, Kernville UMC, for seed monies for a program to curb bullying and suicides among at-risk youth. 
  7. $1,000 to Jane Cross, First UMC of Pacific Grove, for costs in the Neighborhood Ministry Program at First UMC, Salinas.
  8. $750 to Dorothy P. Wonder, Trinity Berkeley UMC, to be used during a trip to Palestine-Israel led by the Rev. Michael Yoshii. 
  9. $500 to the Rev. Sandy Gess, St. Paul's UMC, Vacaville, to be used for the speaker, Patricia Ellsberg, at the Armistice Remembrance Event on Nov. 11, 2011. 
  10. $500 to the Rev. Debra Brady, pastor of First UMC of Modesto, to be used for the "Interfaith 9-11 Remembrance Service." 
  11. $500 to Life Is for Everyone, Inc., UM East Salinas Family Center, for its new parent involvement program and new anti-bullying program. 
  12. $1,000 to Rick Eaton, Sierra Service Project, for the new "Weekend of Service" project, with one-third of SSP youth being from UM churches. 
  13. $500 to Doris O'Neal, St. Paul's UMC (San Jose) Creative Arts Program for Youth, to be used for scholarships.
What can you and your church do? Consider the following projects: Involve and develop leaders among United Methodists to address poverty and restore communities, here and around the world; support policies that promote systematic economic justice and assist self-development; assist United Methodists in understanding and responding to violence.
Contact Mary Liebke, Annual Conference Peace with Justice Coordinator, at, 530.273.3678, or 14983 Los Ninos Pl., Grass Valley, CA 95945, for applications and guidelines, and for more information.
Remember: The deadline to apply for 2012 Peace with Justice Grants is Jan. 15!