With Gratitude, We Give
GOLDEN CROSS SUNDAY: On May 6 we will receive an offering for Health & Welfare Ministries and their role in Spiritual Well-Being. 100% retained by the Iowa Annual Conference to fund grants.
RURAL LIFE SUNDAY: On May 20 we will receive an offering to support rural life and ministry. 100% retained by the Iowa Annual Conference to fund grants to enrich ministries in rural areas.
PEACE WITH JUSTICE SUNDAY IS MAY 27, 2018: Each year, on the Sunday after Pentecost, The United Methodist Church observes Peace with Justice Sunday, one of our church-wide special offerings. We celebrate Peace with Justice Sunday because we recognize that true peace cannot be possible without the presence of justice.
The gifts collected on Peace with Justice Sunday are distributed between local and global Peace with Justice ministries. Fifty percent of the offerings stay for use on projects within the local annual conference, while the other half goes toward Peace with Justice Grants administered by the General Board of Church and Society.
Those ministries that apply for grants must meet at least one of four main objectives: helping United Methodists understand and respond to violence and militarism, being involved in efforts to end conflict and violent aggression around the world, promoting policies locally and globally that restore communities in the midst of racial and ethnic injustice and inequality, and promoting systematic economic justice and self-development of people.