We will receive the Peace & Global Witness Offering on World Communion Sunday, October 1. This is one of the four churchwide Special Offerings of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) which play an important role in defining what it means to be a connectional church in the twenty-first century.
A gift to the Peace & Global Witness Offering enables the church to promote the Peace of Christ by addressing systems of injustice across the world. Individual congregations are encouraged to utilize up to 25% of this Offering to connect with the global witness of Christ’s peace. Mid councils retain an additional 25% for ministries of peace and reconciliation. The remaining 50% is used by the Presbyterian Mission Agency to advocate for peace and justice in cultures of violence, including our own, through collaborative projects of education and Christian witness.
The session has approved Brave Girls at I. W. Evans Elementary as the recipient of the 25% of this offering retained locally. The Brave Girls support group focuses on empowering young women in grades 5 – 6 to stand up for peers being bullied, to know how to help self and others, and to resist peer pressure.