Living the Believers’ Calling – hold a youth event

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

IMG_2851 Hold a youth event that focuses on 30 hours of peace. Have youth and sponsors commit to 30 hours of learning, service, and fun that explores peace-related themes. It could involve raising funds for the Peacemaking Offering. Include a "Give Peace a Dance" dance-off!

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.

The photo is by Alexandra Buck.

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