“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)
The Peace with Justice special offering allows the United Methodist Church to have a voice in advocating for peace and justice through programs in the United States and around the world. Fifty percent of the funds collected support the peace with justice programs of the General Board of Church and Society, while fifty percent remain in our conference and are offered to the North Georgia Conference local churches to use for their justice projects right here at home.
Peace with Justice Sunday is observed on the Sunday after Pentecost (this year June 11, 2017), but churches may take the offering any Sunday.
We have prepared a special toolkit with everything you need to lead your congregation to promote peace and justice. The toolkit includes worship and promotional resources. You may also order free posters and offering envelopes from the General Board of Church and Society.
For more information on Peace with Justice programs in North Georgia, visit http://www.ngumc.org/