California-Nevada, Peace with Justice Sunday, May 26th

May 14, 2013

Peace with Justice Sunday is May 26. This denominational Special Sunday offering benefits peace-related ministries in the California-Nevada Annual Conference through the General Board of Church and Society. These California-Nevada ministries have been awarded grants so far this year:

  • Glide Memorial Methodist Church in San Francisco, Pastor Karen Oliveto, for the "Tenderloin Neighborhood Focus: Advocacy for Social Justice" program, $750;
  • The First United Methodist Church, Carson City, Nevada, Stephan A. Shaw, for The Capitol City Churches Initiative expansion program, $500;
  • The First United Methodist Church of Napa, Douglas Cleveland, for training in the "Circles" program, $600;
  • Smith River UMC, Madge Patterson, to be used in their Community Garden program, $750;
  • San Ramon Valley UMC, Laura Sanchez, for their Palestine/Israel adult education classes and Town Hall format meetings, including David Wildman as a speaker, $1500;
  • California-Nevada Immigration Task force, Linda Kuruhara, to help them educate local communities on immigration issues and to mobilize them to advocate for a just and compassionate immigration reform, $600; and,
  • Campbell UMC, Elaine Bondonno, for expansion into higher levels of security, their creative arts in worship program at the Santa Clara County jails, $1000.
The Advocacy and Justice Conference Committee encourages congregations to give generously to this Special Sunday offering.
For promotional ideas, log on to and click on the "Churchwide Special Sunday" tab and select "Peace with Justice Sunday." Although the denomination set May 26 for this Special Sunday, a church can celebrate any day.

To apply for a Peace with Justice grant, contact Mary Liebke, Peace with Justice Coordinator, for applications and guidelines at Application deadline is August 15.