Special days in the life of the church often allow us to focus our worship, celebrations and fellowship around moments that are central to our faith. Disciples Mission Fund Special Day Offerings also provide an opportunity to highlight specific ministries as part of our faith celebrations.
Week of Compassion — received in the last two Sundays of February
Week of Compassion works through a remarkable network of church partner organizations and partnerships that insures that our response to humanitarian needs in the world is efficient, effective and faithful. We rely on your compassion, your gifts and your commitment to help change lives for the better.
Easter — received on Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday
The Easter Offering supports the General Ministries of the church. General Ministries serve across the U.S. and Canada and around the world. General Ministries are partners in ministry serving through far-reaching and unique organizations.
Pentecost — received 6th and 7th Sundays after Easter
The Pentecost Offering supports Disciples new church development. This offering supports the specialized ministry of new church development through both regional and general programs. Fifty percent of gifts received by a region remain in that region, the balance supports the work of general, new church efforts.
Reconciliation — last Sunday of September and the first Sunday of October
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. Contributions to this offering facilitate camp and conference and leadership development opportunities as well as programs for dialogue that promotes life-giving community within our beloved church and among the whole family of God.
Thanksgiving — the 2 Sundays prior to Thanksgiving
The Thanksgiving Offering provides direct support to Disciples colleges, universities and theological institutions. This offering provides a direct connection to 14 colleges or universities, 3 seminaries and 4 seminary foundations/divinity houses. Gifts from the Disciples Mission Fund Thanksgiving offering continue a Disciples tradition of developing leaders for our communities and the church.
Christmas — the 2 Sundays prior to Christmas
The Christmas Offering supports Regional Ministries. Often recognized for the ministries of camps and conferences, regions also play a critical role in the preparation and authorization of ministerial ordination. Both are key to church leadership and development. Regions partner with congregations to support the work required to call a new minister.