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Reconciliation Special Offering

September 20, 2017 Published by Neil Topliffe

Reconciliation Offering 2017 – Where do our offerings go?

As recent news events have shown, the need for addressing racism in America has never been greater.

The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) has a history dating from the 1960s of sharing our resources to address the racism of our society and the racism within our own church. We have called this process the Reconciliation Ministry.

We receive this offering in the fall and use the funds throughout the year to give grants to the pro-reconciliation/anti-racism initiative to organize to dismantle systems and structures that perpetuate this sin of division within the Church.

The 2020 Vision adopted by our church names this work as one of the four priorities of our mission together as a whole church. This voluntary annual offering is the only source of funding for this ministry.

Here in Michigan, the money raised from this offering helps pay for camp scholarships and educational opportunities for children who would otherwise be unable to attend.

The 2017 Reconciliation Offering will be received in congregations on September 24 and October 1. Please give. And thank you! Disciples congregations should have received envelopes and material to share with members in their churches.

If you wish, give directly ONLINE (Click Here) – it will be included in your congregation's support and we in Michigan will receive our share to support our ministries. 

For more information about Reconciliation Ministries and to watch a video, Click Here.

Rev Rick Boyd
Michigan Disciples Reconciliation