Peace With Justice Sunday is June 11, 2017
Moved by Christ’s love to pursue reconciliation and peace, honoring the dignity of every individual made in God’s image, The United Methodist Church is unwilling to turn a blind eye to injustice.
Although you, and possibly even your congregation, may lack the resources alone to effect change in a broken world, your giving is vital for the UMC to continue its global ministries of reconciliation. Because of the Peace with Justice Sunday offering, the people of The United Methodist Church are able to make a difference together by sowing seeds—and yielding fruit!—of peace.
Equipping The United Methodist Church to Do Justice in Jesus’ Name
When you give on Peace with Justice Sunday, your gift makes possible our critical kingdom work in the world. Because you give:
- Methodists spearhead a peace ministry uniting Arizona border communities
- United Methodists in Liberia are being equipped to implement the denomination’s Social Principles to address social-justice issue
- Pennsylvania students are educating their community about sex-trafficking at home and abroad
These initiatives, and hundreds of other ones, are possible because you give.
Your Giving Makes Possible the Proclamation of Christ’s Peace
Will you continue to support Peace with Justice Sunday? Will you empower local Christians—in Pennsylvania and Arizona and Liberia—to build the kingdom of peace that Jesus ushered in?
In Jesus’ inaugural address, standing in his home synagogue in Nazareth, he detailed his game plan,
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” (Luke 4:18-19)
Through your giving good news is proclaimed to—and experienced by—the poor.
Thanks be to God!
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is Peace with Justice Sunday?
Peace with Justice Sunday is one of six churchwide Special Sundays with offerings of The United Methodist Church. Peace with Justice Sunday enables The United Methodist Church to have a voice in advocating for peace and justice through a broad spectrum of global programs. The special offering benefits peace with justice ministries in the annual conference and through the General Board of Church and Society. Click HERE for more info about GBCS.
When do we celebrate Peace with Justice Sunday?
United Methodists celebrate Peace with Justice Sunday on the First Sunday after Pentecost.
How does The United Methodist Church distribute the offerings received on Peace with Justice Sunday?
The annual conference treasurer retains 50 percent of receipts for Peace with Justice ministries in the annual conference. The conference board of church and society or an equivalent structure administers this portion.
The annual conference treasurer remits the remaining 50 percent of receipts to the General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA). The GCFA treasurer distributes net receipts, after payment of promotional expenses, to the administering agency for Peace with Justice ministries.
How do I give to Peace with Justice Sunday offering?
Use an offering envelope or check and include it with your regular Sunday offering.
You can give online to the Peace with Justice Sunday offering at any time by clicking HERE.
To give by mail, send checks to:
P.O. Box 340029
Nashville, TN 37203
On checks, please put “Peace with Justice Sunday” in note section