The Peacemaking Offering and the Presbyterian Hurricane Response

As congregations celebrate World Communion Sunday and receive the Peacemaking Offering, we are mindful of those in our communities who are in need of God’s healing and reconciling peace. Likewise, we are mindful of those who we may never see, yet whose lives are shaped by decisions we make each day.

This year in particular we are aware of individuals and communities devastated by the recent hurricanes, flooding and storms. The Presbyterian Church through Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is already at work in Texas, the Gulf Coast, Haiti and Cuba. The needs are great and the recovery will be enormous. Congregations are assembling clean up buckets, hygiene kits, and organizing work teams.

Churches can also choose to use a portion or all of the 25% of the Peacemaking Offering to be retained by the congregation and direct that as your church’s witness in response to the storms. Congregations can make contributions to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and designating gifts to through DR000184. You can send your gifts through your normal presbytery channels.

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