Living the Believers’ Calling – celebrate World Communion Sunday

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

Elements at Montreat Lift up peacemaking ministries on World Communion Sunday and encourage expanded peacemaking efforts. Use cloths from around the world on the communion table; use breads from around the world such as pita, tortillas, and flat breads in baskets from various countries; ask people to wear clothing from various countries; and have scripture and other liturgy read by different voices in various languages. Receive the Peacemaking Offering—25 percent of the offering supports peacemaking ministries in your congregation.

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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