Give to Reconciliation Ministry
Your gifts help support pro-reconciliation / anti-racism programs through education, camp and conference, relationship-building in each expression of our Church. Thank you in advance for your support.
The Special Offering
This special offering is received in the Fall and the funds are used throughout the year to provide grants to ministries and congregations for programs that advance pro-reconciliation/anti-racism efforts – organizing to dismantle systems and structures that perpetuate this sin of division within the Church.
2020 Reconciliation Ministry Offering
Presence (noun) pre-ze-n(t)s – “The state or fact of existing, occurring, or being present in a place or thing” or for a person. Presence is the essence of showing up.
In a meeting when I accepted my first call in ministry, I asked my predecessor, “What is the most important thing I should remember as a college chaplain?” He said unequivocally, “Show up.” I did. I went to football games in the dead of winter, recitals for musical instruments I could not pronounce nor appreciate their sounds, concerts, and disciplinary counseling sessions. As well, I was present to officiate the weddings of former students who played outrageous sports and instruments and who sometimes made bad decisions. It would follow that presence is more than its physical expression. It has impact and meaning that affirms our shared humanity. Like the disciples and those gathered in the Lukan version of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, struck by his presence, they could not keep silent with their praise. They had encountered the divine and they shouted Hosana! Hosana! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of Lord. Blessed are we who through the Ministry of Reconciliation, have the collective capacity and will to affirm the holy and the divine in all of God’s children. Your gifts to Reconciliation Ministry Offering allows Disciples to show up, speak up, and stand up on behalf of those who need our voices to proclaim that God’s justice and mercy are present with us and available to all of us.
by Rev. April G. Johnson, DHM Advocate article July 2020
The Reconciliation Ministry has a special offering that is taken once a year in the Fall. Reconciliation Ministry launched the Reconciliation Ministry Annual Fund at General Assembly 2011. The Annual Fund undergirds the education and granting programs of the ministry. You may contribute to the Reconciliation Ministry Annual Fund by following the online giving form below, or by downloading and returning the pledge form via mail.
How to give?
You can give online on the form below, or send your gift to the Office of the General Minister and President Treasury Services via mail. Please designate your gift, and if you are mailing it, send it to:
OGMP Treasury Services
Reconciliation Ministry Offering (Memo)
P.O. Box 1986
Indianapolis, Indiana 46206-1986
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