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2014 SDOP Sunday Worship Resource

Once a year, Presbyterians across our country celebrate the ministry of Self-Development of People.  This year, Self-Development of People Sunday is on March 16.  This SDOP Sunday web resource provides materials to help pastors and others to interpret SDOP's ministry to their congregation.  The web resource includes two stories about projects funded by SDOP, hymns with a Self-Development theme, liturgical aids and general background information. Download 

In addition to the materials in the web resource, here are two thank you notes which SDOP has received recently:

“Thank You All SDOP,

Words fail me but thank you for all you've done. I wish I had the words to express my appreciation for your grants and kindness. Thanks so much for everything. Thank you so much for your kind assistance. It came just when we needed it most. It is the wonderful actions of SDOP that keep us going most days. Thank you again and God bless you all. It was a great help in a most difficult time.

 A small ray of sunshine brought some hope. Words cannot express our thankfulness.

We contribute to SDOP but never thought we would be on the receiving end. SDOP gave us hope when we thought hope was gone.  I want to  sincerely express my gratitude and thanks to SDOP.

I cannot tell you how much that has meant to me and our organization.  We were overwhelmed and touched by the generous donation made by SDOP. We Just wanted to say THANK YOU in the biggest way.

The money we received helped us in our time of need.  Our lives have been turned upside down but we are back on track and looking forward to  the future. Abd Warsame, Functional Literacy for Adults, Columbus, OH”

“It is only because of the SDOP and PCUSA believing in us and our cause that Women's All Points Bulletin, the WAPB, was able to push forward and make police violence against women visible across this country. That visibility created an environment in which the WAPB was awarded a scholarship to speak before the United Nation's commission on the International Covenant for Civil and Political Rights in Geneva Switzerland this March. The support we received from PCUSA and continued blessings from God, granted us this privilege to discuss police violence against communities of color and women at the international level. Thank you so much for sending us an invitation to speak to the members.  With love and respect, Crista Noel and the WAPB, Chicago, IL”

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