The Reconciliation Ministry Special Offering will be received in congregations this year on September 26th and October 3rd. Our theme is “Revealing God’s Justice: “The Time is Always Ripe to Do What is Right.” As we reflect on the events following the televised death of George Floyd, anti-Asian violence, and disparities in contraction rates of the novel Coronavirus in ethnic and racial communities, our Church strengthens its commitment to actively seek God’s justice. As followers of Christ, we believe every life is precious and valued in God’s beloved community.
Reconciliation Ministry is the church wide mission fund which supports programs and program partners that enable full human flourishing for everyone in every community. Your generosity has supported our capacity to provide grant awards to Bethany College’s Equity Community Guide, Diversity Audit and the Region of Greater Kansas City’s Becoming Beloved Community Program, as well as local congregational racial and social justice educational events. We believe that the Christian Church (Disciple of Christ) is uniquely equipped to encourage racial equity and justice in the communities where we worship and serve.
Your gifts to Reconciliation Ministry promote our mission of creating a just and loving society. The prophet Isaiah reminds us that God’s salvation is for ALL of us. The scripture in Isaiah 56:1 reads, “This is what the LORD says:
and do what is right,
for my salvation is close at hand
and my righteousness will soon be revealed.”
All of us have a role in revealing God’s justice. It is our call as the community of faith, the body of believers, and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Your giving promotes our capacity to respond and to reveal God’s love and justice in such a time as this!
For more information about the Offering and the Reconciliation Ministry, go to https://reconciliationministry.org/give/.