This guide will walk you through sharing available materials and some effective ways to participate in and celebrate the Christmas Joy Offering. We encourage you to add your own ideas, creativity, and enthusiasm to help increase awareness and giving in your congregation.
Tragically, after surviving decades of civil war and achieving independence, South Sudan continues to endure cycles of ethnic, political and resource-based conflict. This violence, however, does not reflect the hearts of the masses who long for a peaceful future for their children. While South Sudanese work diligently to address these issues, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the Reformed Church in America have joined their efforts by sending Reverends Nancy & Shelvis Smith-Mather. Shelvis is the Principal of the RECONCILE Peace Institute(RPI). The RPI equips leaders to initiate sustainable peace in places of high conflict and trauma. Nancy is the Project …
This reproducible promotional brochure describes the 2018 Presbyterian Peacemaking Program conference, "Mosaic of Peace – Witnessing for Peace and Wholeness in a Land Called Holy.” The conference takes place in Israel and Palestine from April 29 – May 12, 2018, visiting three areas – Jerusalem for 4 nights, Bethlehem for 4 nights and Galilee for 3 nights. The brochure provides some details and photos from previous conferences in 2014 and 2016, and directs individuals to the conference webpages for additional resources and an online application form.
Creative and interactive ideas for types of prayers and prayer activities to do with youth.
Use the following images to promote the Peace & Global Witness Offering in your congregation. Click to view full-size image. When full-size image opens, right-click to save. [ngg_images source="galleries" container_ids="246" display_type="photocrati-nextgen_pro_mosaic" row_height="180" margins="5" last_row="justify" lazy_load_enable="1" lazy_load_initial="35" lazy_load_batch="15" captions_enabled="0" captions_display_sharing="1" captions_display_title="1" captions_display_description="1" captions_animation="slideup" order_by="sortorder" order_direction="ASC" returns="included" maximum_entity_count="500"]
Whether a church has long-established mission partnerships or is not engaged in any mission activity, the foundation of healthy mission work begins with healthy relationships within the church. As a new or seasoned pastor in your church, consider approaching congregational mission work in the same way you might approach cross-cultural mission.
As people of faith, we have a moral call to pursue environmental justice: the sustainable and equitable sharing of the gifts of God’s creation among all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, or class. Yet, inequities abound. To take steps toward healing our relationship with God’s creation and each other, we need to understand the roots of the injustice.