Administration

Peace with Justice Sunday FAQ

The Peace with Justice Sunday offering benefits peace with justice ministries in the annual conference and through the General Board of Church and Society. Image courtesy of UMCGiving.org.
The Peace with Justice Sunday offering benefits peace with justice ministries in the annual conference and through the General Board of Church and Society. Image courtesy of UMCGiving.org.

What is Peace with Justice Sunday?
Peace with Justice Sunday is one of six churchwide Special Sundays with offerings of The United Methodist Church. Peace with Justice Sunday enables The United Methodist Church to have a voice in advocating for peace and justice through a broad spectrum of global programs. The special offering benefits peace with justice ministries in the annual conference and through the General Board of Church and Society.

When do we celebrate Peace with Justice Sunday?
United Methodists celebrate Peace with Justice Sunday on the First Sunday after Pentecost.

Can our church celebrate Peace with Justice Sunday at a different time?
Yes! If your local church needs to celebrate a Special Sunday on a different date, that is fine! Do not let the given dates prohibit your congregation from celebrating Peace with Justice Sunday if you have a time conflict.

How does The United Methodist Church distribute the offerings received on Peace with Justice Sunday?
The annual conference treasurer retains 50 percent of receipts for Peace with Justice ministries in the annual conference. The conference board of church and society or an equivalent structure administers this portion.

The annual conference treasurer remits the remaining 50 percent of receipts to the General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA). The GCFA treasurer distributes net receipts, after payment of promotional expenses, to the administering agency for Peace with Justice ministries.

How do I give to Peace with Justice Sunday offering?
You can give online to the Peace with Justice Sunday offering at any time.

To give by mail, send checks to:
GCFA
P.O. Box 340029
Nashville, TN 37203
(Please put name of Sunday in note section.)

How can I obtain Peace with Justice Sunday promotional resources?
Order free print materials online or call toll free, 800-406-5319. Find downloadable resources and videos here.

Where should a local church send offerings for Special Sundays?
Forward offerings to your conference treasurer’s office.