Living the Believer’s Calling – share stories of peacemaking

Here’s a way congregations can celebrate 30 years of peacemaking:

Small Youth lead worship_edited Pick 30 people from the congregation who are peacemakers. Include saints of different ages who are or have been engaged in ministries such as social workers, student peer mediators, teachers, public officials, volunteers at shelters, public defenders, and more. Recognize their work in worship. Invite them to do a minute for mission about their peacemaking work.

Thirty years ago the 192nd General Assembly (1980) of the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. adopted Peacemaking: The Believers’ Calling. This statement affirmed that peacemaking is central to the gospel message and to living as disciples of Jesus. It affirmed past and ongoing Presbyterian peacemaking efforts and called for a renewed emphasis on peacemaking. Since 1980, individual Presbyterians, congregations, middle governing bodies, and General Assembly programs have engaged in amazing peacemaking ministries in the name of Jesus Christ. In this 30th anniversary year the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program suggests 30 ways congregations can celebrate ministries past and present and look forward to new adventures following Christ, who is our peace.

Tell the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program how you are celebrating the anniversary.

Your gifts to the Peacemaking Offering help the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program support Presbyterians in ministries seeking peace and pursuing justice.

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