Email Title: Special Sunday Communication 01 | Peace with Justice Sunday 2021
Preview Text: Peace with Justice Sunday is six weeks away
Scripture: “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” —Matthew 5:9, NKJV
Subject/Header of Body: Prepare to celebrate Peace with Justice Sunday on May 30, 2021
People of faith have a clear call to build peace with justice. Jesus said that peacemakers are blessed and called the children of God (Matt 5:9). “As disciples of Christ, we are called to love our enemies, seek justice, and serve as reconcilers of conflict. We insist that the first moral duty of all nations is to work together to resolve by peaceful means every dispute that arises between or among them.” —par.165.C, The United Methodist Social Principles
Peace with Justice Sunday (PWJS) is May 30, 2021 (but you may celebrate this Special Sunday on a date that fits your church’s schedule). A Special Sunday of The United Methodist Church, PWJS is celebrated on the first Sunday after Pentecost, a day when United Methodists across the country reflect on the church’s peace-building efforts and donate to the cause. Prepare your leaders and congregation to celebrate Peace with Justice Sunday on May 30. Download the resources listed below and customize them to meet your needs.
- Pastor Kit resources are available in French, Spanish, and Korean, and include pew cards, sermon starter, bulletin insert, offering talk, liturgy, poster and social graphics.
- Encourage your members to read the stories at UMC Giving for members and learn how their gifts to Peace with Justice Sunday are making a difference.
- Use the publicity information below in your church e-newsletter, social media and on channels that are unique to your congregation’s need.
“Thank you for your generous giving to the Peace with Justice Sunday offering in 2020. Through your giving, lives are being transformed. Your gifts to the Peace with Justice Sunday offering support justice ministries in annual conferences and the General Board of Church and Society justice ministries. Mark your calendar to be with us on May 30, 2021, for this vital ministry of the church. Thank you.”
Thank you for leading your congregation to celebrate Peace with Justice Sunday. Gifts to the Peace with Justice Sunday offering support peace with justice projects in annual conferences and the General Board of Church and Society (GBCS) justice ministries. Because of you, annual conferences and GBCS are able to provide grants to local churches, districts, conferences and other affiliated organizations that advocate for peace with justice.
Connectional Giving Team