Peace and Global Witness Offering 2017
In October, Bethany joined Christians around the world by celebrating World Communion Sunday. Celebrating this day with the Lord's Supper sent a unifying message about the love of God, the grace of our Lord to the world and throughout the world-wide church. During this season before Thanksgiving, we also celebrate a special peacemaking offering through the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
We believe that Jesus calls us to seek peace in all we do. A gift to the Peace & Global Witness Offering enables our church to help to promote the Peace of Christ by addressing systems of injustice across the world. Through this special offering, we work together with others in our Presbytery, Synod and the national PCUSA, to learn ways to live in today's less than peaceful world.
Of Bethany's contribution to the Peace & Global Witness offering, 75% will go to the national Presbyterian Peacemaking Program, and our congregation will use 25% of the offering to sustain our local peacemaking ministries. In past years, these have included the Stop Hunger Now Project, our local San Bruno Hospitality House, and many others.
You may add to our Peacemaking Offering by bringing or mailing a donation to Bethany. There are designated envelopes in which to place your gift at the church. The offering will be dedicated on October 15!
(formerly the Peacemaking Offering)