World Communion Sunday and the Peace and Global Witness Offering
The first Sunday in October is designated as World Communion Sunday, which celebrates our oneness in Christ with all our brothers and sisters around the world. We celebrate that we are offered what we need to continue the work of building the household of God with active peacemakers here at home and around the world.
We are invited to take action by offering a blessing of our own. Through our participation in the Peace & Global Witness Offering, our church is extending Christ’s peace throughout our community—25% of the gifts received will stay here—supporting an effort or organization to be designated by the Session. 25% will support regional efforts in our mid councils, and 50% will go to the Presbyterian Mission Agency for its ministries of education and partnership with active peacemakers all around the world.
The Offering builds on the Presbyterian Commitment to Peacemaking established in 1980. Providence Presbyterian Church adopted this commitment about 30 years ago.