The Reconciliation Ministry Special Offering is received each year in congregations on the last Sunday in September and the first Sunday in October (in solidarity with World Communion Sunday). Half of the of funds collected in Kansas go to General Church pro-reconciliation ministries and half go the Kansas Reconciliation Grant Fund.
In 2023, the Kansas Reconciliation Grant is scheduled to fund the following ministries:
- Camp Sunflower – Summer Camp Program for LGBTQ+ Youth
- Emporia FCC Food Pantry Program
- Manhattan FCC “Addressing Racism Through Storytelling” Event
- Pine Valley CC, Wichita, Birthday Backpack Program
- West Side CC, Topeka, Peace Camp Program
Funds generated by this special emphasis are used throughout the year to provide grants to ministries and congregations actively developing and implementing programs that promote our Church’s Pro-Reconciliation and Anti-Racist identity. These programs and efforts seek to reveal, re-educate, and remove systemic and structural barriers in our communities that serve to deny the image of God and human thriving based on race.
Your gifts to Reconciliation Ministry strengthen our Church’s witness to God’s unending love for all of humanity. With your generosity, leaders, communities, and our congregations are being equipped to witness to God’s love and justice in all times and in every season.
The time is always ripe to stand up for justice to ensure that all of God’s children are treated equitably. Thank you for joining us on this journey through your generosity.